drywall
noun Date: 1950 a board made of several plies of fiberboard, paper, or felt bonded to a hardened gypsum plaster core and used especially as wallboard

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  • drywall — ☆ drywall [drī′wôl΄ ] n. PLASTERBOARD vt., vi. to cover (a wall, partition, etc.) with plasterboard * * * dry wall or dry·wall (drīʹwôl ) n. 1. a. Plasterboard. b …   Universalium

  • drywall — ☆ drywall [drī′wôl΄ ] n. PLASTERBOARD vt., vi. to cover (a wall, partition, etc.) with plasterboard …   English World dictionary

  • Drywall — For the musical group, see Drywall (musical project). Vertically hung drywall with joint compound. Drywall, also known as plasterboard, wallboard or gypsum board is a panel made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • drywall — 1. noun a) A building material comprising a sheet of gypsum sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper, used mainly for interior walls and ceilings. b) A wall made of this. Syn: gypsum board, gyprock, plasterboard, sheetrock …   Wiktionary

  • drywall — dry|wall [ draı,wɔl ] noun uncount AMERICAN a hard substance used for making the inside wall of a building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drywall — n. plasterboard, sheetrock, building material used to cover interior walls (made of pressed plaster or chalk, is hung and then plastered and painted) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drywall — noun N. Amer. plasterboard …   English new terms dictionary

  • drywall — /ˈdraɪwɔl/ (say druywawl) noun US → plasterboard …   Australian English dictionary

  • drywall — noun a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses • Syn: ↑wallboard, ↑dry wall • Hypernyms: ↑board • Hyponyms: ↑beaver board,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drywall (musical project) — Drywall is a musical project of Los Angeles singer songwriter Stan Ridgway, which he has variously described as an electro/experimental noise combo, a mad apocalyptic project, and an experiment in terror, a collection of rants, laments and media… …   Wikipedia

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