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

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Recent Examples on the Web But some interior damage occurred, such as wallboard seams separating and the water tank valve malfunctioning. Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Earthquake damage forced Salt Lake air traffic controllers to walk up 25 stories in tower for 4 months," 11 Aug. 2020 Still others often penetrate deep into wallboard, drapes and upholstery. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "It's not just secondhand smoke that is dangerous. Thirdhand smoke can be, too," 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, "Designer casket honoring Kobe Bryant is ‘nothing people have ever seen’," 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, "Slumlords, housing profiteers have nowhere to hide under Hartford’s new rental licensing program," 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, "Developer must invest $5M in 15-story office tower under tax-fixing agreement approved by Hartford council," 10 Dec. 2019 The state spent almost $6 million to seal the brick building, replace the roof and remove wallboard and carpet that had been damaged by leaks. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Hartford considering 10-year tax deal for buyer of vacant, state-owned office tower," 22 Nov. 2019 Asbestos has been used for decades in insulation and fireproofing materials, automotive brakes and textile products, and cement and wallboard materials. Korin Miller, Health.com, "Johnson & Johnson Recalls 33,000 Bottles of Baby Powder After Asbestos is Found—Here's Why It's So Dangerous," 18 Oct. 2019 Under Spangler ownership, National Gypsum has invested heavily in new plants and defended its position as the No. 2 U.S. wallboard producer, after USG Corp. While juggling business deals, Mr. Spangler branched into education policy. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "C.D. Spangler Jr. Mixed Business Career With Top Education Job in North Carolina," 3 Aug. 2018

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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 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wallboard

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


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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