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

Examples of wallboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mounting tape should not be applied to wallpaper, wallboard, plaster, or veneer surfaces. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 Makers of chemicals, cat litter, fertilizer, paper, wallboard and steel have told investors over the past few weeks that lower gas bills are easing cost pressures and bolstering profit margins. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 28 June 2023 The reasoning here is that closed-cell gives off too much heat to spray behind the wallboard, but open-cell does not. Mark Philben, BostonGlobe.com, 29 May 2022 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 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 26 Feb. 2024.

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wall·​board ˈwȯl-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce wallboard (audio)
: 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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