As the two terms duct tape and duck tape are pronounced practically identically except in careful speech, either may be used. Note, however, that Duck tape is a registered trade mark.
- A generally gray waterproof tape used for many purposes, and possessing nearly mythic status in American culture. It is no longer used for constructing duct-work, as building codes require more advanced products.
- Son, it’s time you learned to use the family duct tape.
- To use duct tape in order to tape one object to another.
- The government tells us we can protect against a chemical attack by duct taping the windows.
duct tape - Computer Definition
Arguably one of the two greatest inventions of the twentieth century (WD-40 is the other), duct tape is a strong, pressure-sensitive, fabric-based adhesive tape invented in 1942 by scientists at Permacel, then a division of Johnson & Johnson, as a waterproof tape for sealing ammunication cases during World War II. In addition to its use in sealing air conditioning and heating ducts, duct tape is used for emergency repairs in NASCAR events, military field maneuvers, and manned space exploration, and is generally considered indispensable for sticking almost any thing together. As the saying goes, "If it is stuck and shouldn't be,WD-40 it. It if is unstuck and shouldn't be, duct tape it." See also WD-40.