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

Examples of drywall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At one crime scene, detectives found a single footprint left behind in the drywall dust. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "The Rise and Fall of an All-Star Crew of Jewel Thieves," 17 Dec. 2019 The other frequency flavors of 5G (the low- and mid-band ones) don't suffer mmWave's allergies to distance or drywall. Rob Pegoraro, Ars Technica, "Can 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?," 11 Dec. 2019 Homeowners are encouraged to remove any carpet or drywall that has come in contact with water before mold starts to form. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "After Hurricane Dorian: Your house has flooded. Here's what you should do next.," 3 Sep. 2019 The 58-year-old resident of Manchester in Carroll County, who runs a small drywall business, got into a home game that an assistant coach on his daughter’s softball team hosted. Sameer Rao, baltimoresun.com, "How the owner of a Baltimore sushi restaurant became a World Series of Poker contender," 28 June 2019 With the help of a $45,000 grant from Motor City Match, crews began working on the roof, and later added in new plumbing and electrical lines and drywall. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Avenue of Fashion has new, unique offerings for Small Business Saturday," 30 Nov. 2019 Photos show the building in a state of chaos and disarray, its studs stripped of drywall and its soggy belongings piled up and tossed askew. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Nathan Bain's family in the Bahamas lost almost everything in Hurricane Dorian. He beat Duke for them, he said," 27 Nov. 2019 The cabins — Tuff Shed supplied the first batches but the city has found a new manufacturer — are made of drywall, are insulated and have double-pane windows. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Are Oakland’s cabins a success? Homeless advocates question city’s numbers," 29 Sep. 2019 The Humble area non-profit was forced to remove nearly 16 inches of drywall from the living and office areas throughout the building. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Imelda floods Humble domestic violence shelter with 3 inches, more than $20K in damages," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of drywall

1950, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2020

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“Drywall.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drywall. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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