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Borrowing from Latin ductus, noun use of past participle of dūcō (“I lead, draw”). Compare douit. Also via Medieval Latin ductus, a conveyance (of water); hence, a channel; which itself has the first mentioned etymology.
duct (plural ducts)
- A pipe, tube or canal which carries gas or liquid from one place to another.
- heating and air-conditioning ducts
- An enclosure or channel for electrical cable runs.
- (obsolete) Guidance; direction.
- […] otherwise to express His care and love to mankind, viz., in giving and consigning to them His written word for a rule and constant director of life, not leaving them to the duct of their own inclinations. — Henry Hammond.
a pipe, tube or canal which carries air or liquid from one place to another
- To channel something through a duct (or series of ducts)