wall·​board | \ ˈwȯl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce wallboard (audio) \

Definition of wallboard

: a structural boarding of any of various materials (such as wood pulp, gypsum, or plastic) made in large rigid sheets and used especially for sheathing interior walls and ceilings

Examples of wallboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Demand for lumber, wallboard, insulation and the like typically follows a pattern, Shute said. NBC News, 5 Sep. 2021 Prices and availability of wood, steel, wallboard, copper and PVC piping, cement, and paint make building tough to keep on track and expensive to do. Erik Sherman, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The white-colored material, which looks like the clean gypsum used in wallboard, contains measurable quantities of radium, uranium, thorium, radon, and a variety of toxic heavy metals. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, 18 Dec. 2020 But some interior damage occurred, such as wallboard seams separating and the water tank valve malfunctioning. Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Aug. 2020 Still others often penetrate deep into wallboard, drapes and upholstery. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 4 Mar. 2020 The old concrete-block-and-wallboard storage building, approximately 36 feet long by 30 feet wide, was cluttered at one end with paint cans, carpentry tools, a chair and a rusting garage heater. Michael Futch, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2020 And owners must address visible mold by using dehumidifiers, fixing structural problems, using bleach and replacing porous surfaces like wallboard that have become moldy. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 31 Oct. 2019 The state spent nearly $6 million on repairs to seal the building, replace the roof and remove wallboard and carpet that had been damaged by leaks. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of wallboard

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Wallboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wallboard. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wallboard

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


wall·​board | \ ˈwȯl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce wallboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of wallboard

: a building material (as of wood pulp) made in large stiff sheets and used especially inside walls and ceilings

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