Meaning of DUCT in English

DUCT

/ dʌkt; NAmE / noun

1.

a pipe or tube carrying liquid, gas, electric or telephone wires, etc. :

a heating / ventilation duct

2.

a tube in the body or in plants through which liquid passes :

the bile duct

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 17th cent. (in the sense course or direction): from Latin ductus leading, aqueduct from duct- led, from the verb ducere .

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