duck

1. Type of medium weight cotton canvas cloth, specifically used for backdrops and covering flats. Heavier, but more durable than muslin.
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Also known as Duck Cloth, this durable, 7 oz. closely woven 100% cotton fabric comes in a contemporary range of colors.

2. Audio. To attenuate one source to allow another prominence. A "ducking circuit" or "ducker" is often used to lower the background music when an announcement is made, for example.
From http://www.rane.com/par-d.html:
3. A slang term to "Get your head down or have it taken off."

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