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1. A building material consisting of rectangular sections usually made of a gypsum plaster core bonded between layers of heavy paper, used especially in the construction of interior walls and ceilings. Also called gypsum board, plasterboard, wallboard.
2. also dry wall A wall constructed from rocks that are not cemented together.
tr.v. dry·walled, dry·wall·ing, dry·walls
1. To construct (a wall or ceiling) using drywall.
2. To construct a wall or ceiling in (a room or building) using drywall.

dry′wall′er n.


(Building) a wall built without mortar
vb (intr)
(Building) to build a wall without mortar


, plasterboard - Drywall is a building material made of a sheet of plaster covered with heavy paper on both sides; it is also called plasterboard.
See also related terms for plaster.

Sheetrock, drywall, wall board - Sheetrock is a trade name for drywall or wall board—pre-hardened plaster of Paris (gypsum) sold in large sheets and used as a wall surface in building construction.
See also related terms for trade name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drywall - a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitionsdrywall - 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
beaver board - a light wallboard made of compressed wood pulp
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
fiberboard, fibreboard, particle board - wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets
gypsum board, plasterboard - wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard; used instead of plaster or wallboard to make interior walls
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Restoration administrative building Am Hohen Ufer, Trockenbauarbeiten;Supply and installation of partition walls, installation walls, shafts, facings, formed plaster board bulkheads, Aprons, Abhang- and acoustic ceilings on all floors.
The printer will produce concrete blocks, plaster board and plastic fittings.
USG Zawawi Drywall SFZ was designed to enable future expansion to double the plaster board capacity or add new products such as construction plaster in anticipation of high demand for these unique products, Curt Loring added.
surreal memo "On dro bo ho wh thh "One of my lorry drops of plaster board in Hull is a housing estate which was built on the old ground," he said.
He said: "Radiators were pulled from the walls, plaster board damaged, furniture was opened and damaged, fittings from the bath and sink were pulled from the walls and personal property was strewn about.
He busted a plaster board which fell down and made a hole in the wall.
For construction-scale projects, the company has everything from roofing materials to structural timber in cut sizes from 3x2 up to 9x2, and sheet materials including shutter ply, plaster board, melamine and MDF sheets to treated timber.
Jak Hurle, 19, of West Avenue, West Denton Pleaded guilty to damaging a curtain pole, plaster board and cup, of a value unknown, on April 25.
CWHR is offering short courses of 3 to 6 months duration in the disciplines including mason, form work fixer, Steel fixer, Plumber Painter, Bricks and block manufacturing, Plastering works, Laboratory technician, installation of small, medium, large block manufacturing plant and false ceiling and plaster board installation.
Either the inner or outer walls will have to have a plaster board cladding containing the insulation, followed in the case of the latter by further building work to prevent water ingress.
3 million cu m of ready-mix concrete and 6 million sq m of plaster board.
When they returned the following night they ri +pped away corrugated iron and plaster board to get into the shop.