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 drywall cracked, Tanisha recalled, and her throat closed. Justine Van Der Leun, The New Republic, "“No Choice but to Do It”: Why Women Go to Prison," 17 Dec. 2020 The first step in painting new, bare drywall is to clean the surface with a damp cloth. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Successfully Paint Any Wall in Your House," 18 Dec. 2020 Among the work done was replacement of the cobblestone façade, tuckpointing, plumbing, insulation, drywall and flooring. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, "kimball house," 4 Dec. 2020 That means less work for plumbers, electricians, drywall lathers, glaziers and other trades. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco, trade unions at odds over modular construction — even for homeless projects," 27 Nov. 2020 Upon entering the back of the building, Skelly broke through the drywall, entered the restaurant and damaged the locks that were put in place by the city, Sinopoli said. Mirna Alsharif, CNN, "A Toronto restaurant owner was arrested after allegedly continuing to violate public health orders," 27 Nov. 2020 It’s always a mess before the drywall goes up, Ellison said. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020 By that time, Shannon said, the house is all but ruined by the humidity, which breeds mold, and the reek of marijuana, which seeps into the drywall. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, "Seven bodies, nothing stolen: Were killings at Riverside marijuana grow ‘a message’?," 28 Oct. 2020 But flat shapes are cheaper to mass-produce, and every sawmill and factory spits them out in uniform sizes: bricks, boards, drywall, tile. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of drywall

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Drywall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drywall. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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