Definition of drywall in English:

drywall

noun

North american
  • [mass noun] Plasterboard.

    [as modifier] ‘drywall partitions’
    • ‘They put up drywall, installed proper lighting, and painted the walls and floor a light almond color.’
    • ‘Water-resistant drywall used as a the backer quickly degrades once subjected to moisture.’
    • ‘Joists are the framing members in the ceiling that the plaster or drywall is attached to.’
    • ‘Cutting a complex piece of drywall takes a bit of precision and may best be done with a paper or cardboard template.’
    • ‘Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily.’
    • ‘If you use wheat paste in your finish plaster mix, you can put it right on drywall.’
    • ‘Always do a final sanding or sponging before preparing to paint or paper the newly applied drywall.’
    • ‘Sometimes drywall is the only interior sheathing option for these wall panels.’
    • ‘Since you mentioned that your walls are plaster as opposed to drywall, this makes things a little easier.’
    • ‘Ceiling drywall can sag under heavy loads, such as those sometimes created by insulation.’
    • ‘In a traditional barn, you won't find finishes like drywall or gypsum board.’
    • ‘It is a good idea to line the interior with plywood, since drywall can be easily busted through.’
    • ‘Good advice, but how do you go about finding those often elusive studs in a wall that's covered with drywall or plaster?’
    • ‘Whether Ed meant to modernize the old house or refurbish it is unclear, but he dug a large pit under it and put up drywall in places drywall had little business being.’
    • ‘With repeated exposure to water, drywall will soften and break down, so here's another indicator.’
    • ‘After removing the damaged portion of drywall, undercut the edges for a good clean opening.’
    • ‘The techniques of working with drywall were presented in Chapter Three.’
    • ‘Then cut a new piece of drywall that is slightly larger than the hole.’
    • ‘Some molds and mildews are fond of the cellulose in the paper backing on drywall, insulation and wallpaper.’
    • ‘It is used for cutting openings in drywall or paneling or for curved cuts.’

Pronunciation:

drywall

/ˈdrʌɪwɔːl/