wallboard

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Profits are being pinched at businesses ranging from beer-box makers and wallboard manufacturers to bitcoin miners, and higher costs are trickling down to prices for consumers and putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. WSJ, 27 May 2022 More than half was turned into other materials such as cement, grout and wallboard. Isabelle Chapman, CNN, 7 Dec. 2021 The vibrations coming through the ceiling will be almost impossible to mitigate without opening up the ceiling and putting in vibration-dampening, then installing soundproofing insulation and wallboard — a very daunting challenge. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Oct. 2021 The reports included photographs of foundation fractures and cracks in wallboard and tile. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wallboard was in 1906

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“Wallboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wallboard. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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wallboard

noun

wall·​board ˈwȯl-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce wallboard (audio)
-ˌbȯ(ə)rd
: a building material (as of wood pulp, gypsum, or plastic) made in large stiff sheets and used especially for inside walls and ceilings

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