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

Examples of plasterboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's also plasterboard (the ideal base for plaster or lime wash thanks to its highly absorbent materials), and VOC-absorbing drywall, which captures and traps chemicals and other VOCs (like those found in some paints). Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 6 May 2023 The price of plasterboard is rising too. Laura He, CNN, 18 May 2021 Replace the parquet with herringbone, the GE with Wolf, the popcorn ceilings with tailored plasterboard and recessed lighting? Kim Velsey, Curbed, 1 Sep. 2021 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

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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 21 Apr. 2024.

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

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