wallboard
noun Date: 1906 a structural boarding of any of various materials (as wood pulp, gypsum, or plastic) made in large rigid sheets and used especially for sheathing interior walls and ceilings

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  • wallboard — n. plasterboard, sheet of plaster that usually sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and is used in construction to cover interior walls or ceilings …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • wallboard — /ˈwɔlbɔd/ (say wawlbawd) noun an artificial sheet material for use in making or covering walls, ceilings, etc., as a substitute for wooden boards or plaster …   Australian English dictionary

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