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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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Tenders are invited for Partition & Furnishing work items-Storage Shelf At Record Room, 7% Height Gypsum Plaster Board Dry Wall Partition Eligibility Criteria : 1.
The walls are plaster board and we've never had a problem before in the 15 years since we moved in."
"We need some loft insulation, 1/2-inch plaster board, bags of plaster, internal doors, skirting and architrave, waterproof wall panels for Paul's wet room and some 2x2 timber (4.8m lengths) for the perimeter stud walls.
They include Saint Gobain Flat Glass - reflective, fireproof, and electrochrome, Gyproc plaster board systems and gypsum powder, Weber admixtures, cement-based mortars (tile adhesives, flooring solutions, technical repair), and other specialities, the full range of mineral wool (glasswool and stonewool) under the brand Kimmco Isover, and other specialities.
Cops are hunting a wouldbe thief who fell through a plaster board ceiling.
Lately, however, I have noticed increasing piles of refuse dumped beside walls and roadsides; wardrobes, sofas, chairs, beds, toilet bowls, sinks and old plaster board.
Unfortunately, when it comes to builders' waste, there is little incentive to take it to the Dunsdale recycling centre, because the disposal of rubble, ceramics, asbestos, and plaster board is chargeable.
The pupils were hit by plaster board that collapsed in a Year 2 classroom at Nechells E-act Primary Academy, in Eliot St, yesterday morning.
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."
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.