drywall

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drywall (countable and uncountable, plural drywalls)

  1. A building material comprising a sheet of gypsum sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper, used mainly for interior walls and ceilings.
    • 2012 December 21, David M. Halbfinger, Charles V. Bagli and Sarah Maslin Nir, “On Ravaged Coastline, It’s Rebuild Deliberately vs. Rebuild Now”, New York Times:
      As moldy drywall thudded to the curb in a depressing drumbeat throughout Breezy Point, Queens, Thomas Ryan’s reciprocating saw stood out like a growling declaration of impatience.
  2. A wall made of this.
  3. A stone wall constructed without mortar or cement.

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drywall (third-person singular simple present drywalls, present participle drywalling, simple past and past participle drywalled)

  1. To install and finish drywall.

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