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adhesive tape a strip of cotton, plastic, or other tape coated with a sticky material on one side, used esp. for attaching bandages.
digital audio tape a tape recording made with digital techniques.
duct tape a wide, strong adhesive tape, typically silver in color, originally designed for sealing heating and air-conditioning ducts but used for a wide variety of purposes.
eight-track tape a magnetic-tape cartridge with four pairs of stereo tracks of prerecorded sound, popular in the United States from the mid-sixties to the early eighties.
friction tape a sturdy cloth or plastic adhesive tape that is moisture-resistant and is used esp. to insulate electrical wires.
magnetic tape a plastic tape coated with magnetic iron oxide, used to store recorded material.
masking tape a papery adhesive tape used esp. to cover and protect surfaces that are not to be painted, or as an aid in painting straight lines or narrow bands.
measuring tape a flexible tape used to measure distance; tape measure.
red tape official forms, regulations, and procedures, esp. those resulting in delay and frustration.
Scotch tape trademark for a transparent or semitransparent cellulose adhesive tape.
tape deck a tape recorder and player without its own amplifier or speaker, usu. part of a larger sound system.
tape measure a long strip of cloth or flexible metal having units such as inches, feet, centimeters, or meters marked on it, used for measuring; measuring tape.
tape recorder a machine used to record sound onto magnetic tape or to play back the sound recorded.
tape-record to record (sound) onto magnetic tape.
ticker tape paper tape upon which a telegraphic ticker prints stock quotations, reports, and the like.
ticker-tape parade a parade in which a championship sports team, war hero, or dignitary is showered with ticker tape, confetti, and the like from buildings along the parade route.