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 Brian Bamesberger is the owner and president of Star Companies Inc., an insulation and drywall installation company based in Missouri. Ebony Day, The Arizona Republic, "Scottsdale home with 10th hole fairway view of Mirabel Golf Course sells for $3.58M," 30 June 2020 Toggles are recommended for the heaviest objects on both drywall and plaster. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "Everything You Need to Know to Properly (and Safely) Hang a Heavy Mirror," 15 June 2020 The association is working with various partners to teach residents how to lay carpet, put up drywall, install plumbing. jsonline.com, "Fannie Lou Hamer's declaration 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired' is still a rally cry for Black people in Milwaukee," 25 June 2020 Oka said her husband screwed one bracket into a wall stud and the other, which did not align with a stud, into the drywall. Tricia L. Nadolny, USA TODAY, "'My babies could have died': Harrowing video shows twins tipping anchored Ikea bookcase," 24 June 2020 Molly bolts and toggle bolts are hollow wall anchors that also work on drywall. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "Everything You Need to Know to Properly (and Safely) Hang a Heavy Mirror," 15 June 2020 An estimated $75 worth of damage was done to a door and drywall. cleveland, "Man arrested for running nude through neighborhood in broad daylight: Shaker Heights police blotter," 24 Apr. 2020 His organization manages a network of smaller shelters across L.A. County that have drywall separating sleeping spaces into what resemble cubicles. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, "Are homeless shelters ‘a nasty experiment’ during coronavirus? L.A. says no and opens more," 22 Apr. 2020 As a teenager, Connaughton would haul lumber and drywall on job sites. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "He Is Building a Home. And a Career in the N.B.A.," 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of drywall

1950, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2020

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“Drywall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drywall. Accessed 13 Jul. 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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