Meaning of duct

duct

Pronunciation: (dukt), [key]
— n.
  1. any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
  2. a tube, canal, or vessel conveying a body fluid, esp. a glandular secretion or excretion.
  3. a cavity or vessel formed by elongated cells or by many cells.
  4. a single enclosed runway for conductors or cables.
  5. (in a press) the reservoir for ink.
—v.t.
  1. to convey or channel by means of a duct or ducts: Heat from the oven is ducted to the outside.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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