plas·​ter·​board ˈpla-stər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce plasterboard (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When the plasterboard was yanked away, the strikingly original movable glass walls of the classrooms were revealed. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2022 Light construction – when the only support is a wooden, concrete or metal structure – requires the use of light materials, such as plasterboard. Steve Banker, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 The groups began pelting each other with shoes, buckets, shampoo bottles, and pieces of plasterboard. Ian Urbina, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2021 The first problem is that massive TVs are incredibly heavy and unsuitable for today’s modern plasterboard walls. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Rory Marty, the school district’s director of operations and safety, said the district had fixed leaks in the school’s tar and gravel roof, and removed mold from behind plasterboard., 24 June 2021 The old Waverly Hall began revealing some of its historic and structural secrets this week as a crew of workers arrived and got busy on a century-plus of additions, cover-ups, rusty pipes and mildewed plasterboard. Jacques Kelly,, 22 May 2021 To make it, construction and demolition waste including bricks, gravel, sand and plasterboard is crushed and mixed with water and a binder. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 The facility is going to paint over the murals in order to get ready for the next resident, but Mazur-Kruszynska added a plasterboard will be put over them so they can be preserved. Fox News, 18 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plasterboard was in 1891

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“Plasterboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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plas·​ter·​board ˈplas-tər-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce plasterboard (audio)

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