Possibly a corruption of duck tape (“thick, canvas-like tape”), due to the relative obscurity of the term duck (“woven fabric, canvas”), influenced by the use of the tape to join heating and air conditioning duct work. See also the etymology at duck tape.
- A generally gray waterproof adhesive tape used for many purposes.
- Son, it's time you learned to use the family duct tape.
- (transitive) 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.