dry·​wall | \ ˈdrī-ˌwȯl How to pronounce drywall (audio) \

Definition of drywall

: a board made of several plies of fiberboard, paper, or felt bonded to a hardened gypsum plaster core and used especially as wallboard

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Site users can browse services that include heating/cooling, appliance upgrades, water heaters, plumbing and drywall installation. Mark Glover, sacbee, "SMUD's online store adds tools for energy-saving home projects | The Sacramento Bee," 18 Mar. 2018 Cover the walls with ½-in.-thick moisture-resistant drywall. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Finish Your Basement," 18 Apr. 2019 According to City Manager Bruce Loucks, the drywall appeared to extend all the way up to the ceiling in plans and existing drawings, which is what the architect used to design the center's renovation plans. Emily Bloch, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Issues after demo lead to higher costs for community center project in Cooper City," 11 Apr. 2018 Finish the drywall with paper tape and three to four applications of joint compound. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Finish Your Basement," 18 Apr. 2019 Some construction crews are scattered throughout the area, demolishing unsalvageable structures, clearing debris, installing new roofs and drywall. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development," 3 Apr. 2019 In addition, Sears also helped standardize the use of drywall and asphalt shingles, which both brought down the cost of construction for the average buyer. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 More than 4,000 volunteers will arrive next week ready to hang drywall and install kitchen cabinets, lay down carpet and replace insulation. Alyson Ward, Houston Chronicle, "More than 4,000 volunteers will help rebuild Harvey-damaged homes," 3 Mar. 2018 Bid categories included general trades; roofing; metal studs, drywall and acoustics; flooring; painting and wall coverings; plumbing; mechanical; and electrical. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Porter County Expo Center upgrades expected to begin after county fair," 10 July 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drywall

US : building material that is used for making walls and ceilings and that is made of large sheets of plaster covered with thick paper

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