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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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(Building) a wall built without mortar
vb (intr)
(Building) to build a wall without mortar
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, 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.
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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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Based on the research, the organizations suggest that consumers remove all possible drywall, and replace electrical components and wiring, gas service piping, fire suppression sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
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The recent domestic drywall shortage, caused largely by increased demand for building materials after Hurricane Katrina, has led to an increased use of Chinese-made drywall for new home construction projects.
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White Lightning Caulks & Sealants has introduced WL2000 Drywall and All-Purpose Adhesive, WL4000 Panel Construction Adhesive, and WL6000 and WL6500 Subfloor Adhesives to simplify the construction process for contractors and DIYers by reducing the number of nails and screws needed for installation and repair.
The roofing and drywall wholesaler had been running the drywall division out of a 15,000-square-foot space just down the road at 3850 Mustang Way.
The QZ anchors have an auger point and extremely wide threads so it can be installed into drywall. Any number 8 eight screw can be driven into the installed anchor to attach products to drywall where a stud is not available.
Q: I have made my first attempt at hanging some drywall. The joints are all sanded smoothly, but it sometimes looks like there are shadows at the joints.
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum is a manufacturer of gypsum drywall, and since 1986 has produced paperless, moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum products.
The test home's inside walls were covered with drywall, and its outside walls were covered with large sheets of chipped wood that was glued together.
Spear also suggests that landfill operators in a very wet setting or a site that is just beginning to have an H2S problem dispose of drywall and broken or ground concrete in the same location with as much 'mixing' as possible to shift the pH towards the neutral or alkaline.