Meaning of DUCT in English


duct /dʌkt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: ductus , from ducere 'to lead' ]

1 . a pipe or tube that liquids, air, ↑ cable s etc pass through:

Air is heated and then circulated through large ducts to all parts of the house.

2 . a narrow tube in your body or in a plant that liquid passes through:

a tear duct

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.