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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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They were chased by officers, who caught one as he tried to get away and then the other who was found trying to hide under a piece of plaster board in a garden.
The burglars had effectively broken through the door of an address on Longley Street then went upstairs to the communal area, then went from there into a store area, broke through a plaster board wall into the storage area and went downstairs to the back of the premises and into the shop.
Roxburgh has been banging his head against a wall on tons of issues but his most recent cause t o stick his nut into the plaster board has been this away goals rule lunacy.
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.
In the import documents, Caneta and Abella reportedly declared their cargoes as gypsum boards, plaster board, kitchenware and tiles.
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.
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.
You just need to clear the space, insulate, plaster board and re-floor.