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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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I was talking to a drywaller the other day and he said he does not know any plasterers who are under 50.
Handballers Rick Brochu, a finishing carpenter, and Juan Serrato, a finishing drywaller, plus two firemen put up the wall in four short hours, including two coats of paint.
As an example, Lybik compared a married, 52-year-old drywaller losing his job in Phoenix with a 24-year-old chemical engineer from Kansas City taking a job in Boston.
When he's not working as a drywaller, he keeps himself busy refurbishing his tidy, single-family house on Congress Avenue in Oakland, California.
EVANS: What we are definitely seeing is your drywaller, for example, who has been doing homes in Midway or Park City, who is definitely now trying to compete on commercial work.
The kind of single women who buy hardcover advice books probably aren't that interested in a Mixtec-speaking drywaller, but Dr.
Silva of Leominster volunteered his skills as a drywaller.
If you are a small drywaller, and they are going to have to pay $20,000.
The product is suitable for both the professional drywaller and the do-it-yourselfer.
Leonard Desroches is a drywaller by trade and a founder of Catholic New Times, a national Canadian newspaper.
At one point she worked for a drywaller who mentored her and showed her how to run an office.
Mexico will always be Mexico," a vegetarian drywaller told me.