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 The suspect was shot and died at the store but one of the bullets went through drywall behind the man and killed the girl, who was in a changing room with her mother, police said. Stefanie Dazio, ajc, 24 Dec. 2021 Police fatally shot the suspect but one of the bullets went through drywall behind the man and killed Valentina, who was in a changing room with her mother, police said. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 24 Dec. 2021 The suspect was killed, and one of the bullets went through drywall behind him and struck the girl, who was in a changing room with her mother, police said. CBS News, 24 Dec. 2021 The woman on top of Logue wriggled herself free and pushed through a crack in the drywall. courier-journal.com, 15 Dec. 2021 Existing interior walls were replaced with new metal studs, drywall and finishes creating an improved learning environment while decreasing the sound transmission from room to room. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 3 Dec. 2021 Although originally from South Florida, in 2002 Galiana and her husband, Roberto Navarrete, moved to Colorado where the construction business was booming for his drywall and construction company. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Nov. 2021 In addition, health department records show that the apartment had 20 housing violations as of Sept. 20, including roach infestations, a broken stove, windows that did not lock and moldy drywall. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Nov. 2021 If the mold is on a porous surface, such as ceiling tiles or unpainted drywall, there is no way to completely get rid of it. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of drywall

1950, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2022

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“Drywall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drywall. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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 : plasterboard


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