duct duct  /ˈdəkt/


  1. (n) a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
  2. (n) a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
  3. (n) an enclosed conduit for a fluid



  1. There was also the problem of the bile ducts.
  2. In Lake Elsinore, schools have turned off the lights in many rooms and placed duct tape over the switches to save money on electricity bills.
  3. The story: Erica was held for one long night and day in the basement of an empty house, her hands and feet bound with duct tape.


  1. Thousands rock the roll at Duct TapeFestival

    Duct tape can fix anything, even a festival. Avon, Ohio is host to the 10th annual Duct Tape Festival this weekend and tens of thousands are attending for the crafty duct tape floats, costumes, parades and sculptures. Like many things involving duct tape, the festival's concept was a fix born of a crisis.Local resident Marty Noga, 46, a production supervisor at a nearby electric-motor plant, was ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Annual Duct Tape Festival has stuck around for a decade

    AVON — Duct tape isn’t just for small home repairs, and attendees at this year’s annual Duct Tape Festival made that evident. In its 10th year, participants kicked off the festivities with style. And Duck Tape. Rebecca Mainger, a recent graduate of Magnificat High School in Rocky River, sported her prom dress, made of ShurTech’s [...] The post Annual Duct Tape Festival has stuck around for a ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

  3. How duct tape patched up the world – and why we're still sticking with it

    Over the past half a century, duct tape has been keeping NASA's astronauts alive, putting airplanes back together, making race cars speedier and patching up millions of fix-it projects. It's even been used to remove warts. But the makers of duct tape aren't resting on their sticky, gray laurels: On the contrary, engineers and designers are adding some new twists to the decades-old standby."Ten ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "I might have to get some duct tape for real," Howard said after Game 4.
    on May 27, 2009 By: Dwight Howard Source: USA Today

  2. "You haven't seen nothing yet," Spitz said in a telephone interview, two days before he was scheduled to arrive at the trials himself. "He could break his arm before Beijing, but as long as they have some duct tape, they can just tape him...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Mark Spitz Source: ABC News

  3. "They preach racial neutrality and practice racial division," Bond said Sunday night in the 95th annual convention's keynote address. "They've tried to patch the leaky economy and every other domestic problem with duct tape and plastic...
    on Jul 8, 2004 By: Julian Bond Source: CBS News

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