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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.
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dry′ wall`

1. Also, dry′wall`.
a. an interior wall made of a prefabricated dry material.
b. a material, as wallboard or plasterboard, used for such a wall.
2. a masonry or stone wall laid up without mortar.
dry′-wall`, v.t. adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry wall - a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitionsdry wall - 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
2.dry wall - a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar
dry masonry - masonry without mortar
stone wall - a fence built of rough stones; used to separate fields
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