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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 For light loads use hollow-wall anchors away from studs on plasterboard. The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, 11 Feb. 2015 That’s an opportunity for the company’s plasterboard venture with USG Corp. Boral also stands to gain from President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure boost and an expanding recovery in the U.S. housing market, Kane said. Matthew Burgess,, 15 Mar. 2018 Ashley flashes a light between the sheets of plasterboard on each wall, hoping for good news where there hasn’t been much. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 9 Feb. 2018

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Plasterboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of plasterboard

: building material that is used for making walls and ceilings and that is made of large sheets of plaster covered with thick paper : drywall

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