dry·wall | \ˈdrī-ˌwȯl \

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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Mauricio Cruz, 32, one of the owners of VD Interiors, a drywall and painting company, said Lopez had been doing work for the company for a couple months. Elvia Malagon, chicagotribune.com, "Man who fell off boat, prompting search that left diver dead, hoped to 'give his children a better future'," 29 May 2018 That work will include electrical and plumbing systems, high-efficiency heating, energy-efficient fixtures and new cabinets, flooring, drywall and painting, according to the city report. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Businesses to redevelop Milwaukee buildings near Washington Park," 1 May 2018 Until now, the Lakers seemed a fancy reclamation project — a stately home with historic bones, in dire need of hammers, nails and a semi-load of drywall. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Memo to Luke Walton: Here's comes LeBron ... and all that comes with it," 2 July 2018 The homebuilder then takes over, finishing the house the usual way by adding features such as drywall, kitchen counters and carpet. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software," 25 June 2018 The drywall has peeled away over the years and there’s a pungent mildew smell. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "City will revive a famed Russell chapel to tell 'a complete narrative'," 15 June 2018 Use more braces to secure the drywall over the windows. Popular Mechanics, "10 Survival Skills You Need To Know," 5 Mar. 2018 For months, vehicles loitered at his curb as drivers gaped at the framework, then the drywall, then the complete house. Lizzie Johnson, SFChronicle.com, "First person to rebuild after Wine Country fires finds frontier of hope," 30 June 2018 This can mean that a contractor must pay one hourly rate for a worker for installing drywall but a different rate for painting. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "New Bang for a Michigan Buck," 10 June 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drywall

: 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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