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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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Some construction crews are scattered throughout the area, demolishing unsalvageable structures, clearing debris, installing new roofs and drywall. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development," 3 Apr. 2019 In addition, Sears also helped standardize the use of drywall and asphalt shingles, which both brought down the cost of construction for the average buyer. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 More than 4,000 volunteers will arrive next week ready to hang drywall and install kitchen cabinets, lay down carpet and replace insulation. Alyson Ward, Houston Chronicle, "More than 4,000 volunteers will help rebuild Harvey-damaged homes," 3 Mar. 2018 Bid categories included general trades; roofing; metal studs, drywall and acoustics; flooring; painting and wall coverings; plumbing; mechanical; and electrical. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Porter County Expo Center upgrades expected to begin after county fair," 10 July 2018 My husband skipped around the property with tools that looked like Tower of London souvenirs, gleefully ripping out drywall. New York Times, "Betty Gilpin: The First Time I Bought a Crumbling 1834 Farmhouse," 19 June 2018 Trades represented will be: drywall finishing, glazing, painting, sign and display. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Union Open House emphasizes job skills, career building and job opportunities: Strong Points," 17 Mar. 2018 In last week's episode, that meant cleverly carving out a space for the family dog in the space underneath the staircase that would usually be filled with drywall. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "HGTV's Jasmine Roth Is Making Dog Caves a Thing, and Pups Everywhere Are Wagging Their Tails," 13 July 2018 Others use materials of drywall, vinyl tile, burlap, stucco, wooden staves, Mylar and ceramics — an homage to the U.S. construction jobs that so many Mexicans fill today. George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 July 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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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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