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nounmass nounNorth American
1A type of board made from wood pulp, plaster, or other material, used for covering walls and ceilings.‘install waterproof wallboard around a shower’
- ‘Cut through wallboard (gypsum board) with either a keyhole or reciprocating saw.’
- ‘The repair procedures differ depending on whether it is an older wall with lath and plaster, or a newer wall using gypsum wallboard (drywall).’
- ‘This method uses wallboard which is the same thickness as the wall.’
- ‘The two most common interior wall surfaces are gypsum wallboard, usually referred to as drywall or gyp board, and plaster.’
- ‘Drywall, often called gypsum, wallboard or sheetrock, is made of a crumbly fire resistant substance called gypsum.’
- ‘If they're really bad, it is possible to glue and screw new wallboard over the existing walls or ceiling.’
- ‘Cement wallboard is used mostly when tiling a wall, and is usually not necessary for tiling tubs or sinks since they are supported with plywood.’
- ‘Steel products caused the most damage but prices for lumber, plywood, gypsum wallboard, copper, stainless steel, pipe and fuel are all joining in to pummel contractors.’
- ‘When using the nail-on and adhesive method, use three nails across each wallboard at each joist.’
- ‘Use latex sealers for masonry, patching compound and wallboard; alkyd sealers are best for wood.’
- ‘Dust and construction materials, such as wood, wallboard, and insulation, contain nutrients that allow biological pollutants to grow.’
- ‘If you have gypsum wallboard, avoid pressing too hard or you will cut through its paper facing.’
- ‘All building materials, including the wood studs within your walls and the gypsum wallboard, can hold a certain amount of moisture and still do their job properly.’
- ‘Any material that meets these requirements may be used as an air barrier, including metal, plywood, gypsum wallboard, and a number of different types of waterproofing and flashing membranes.’
- ‘However, of these, only gypsum wallboard and asphalt paving report price gains in the double digits.’
- ‘Fasten the corners of the gypsum lath or wallboard to the existing lath behind the plaster.’
- ‘The resulting rush to build pushed up prices for structural panels, lumber, wallboard and other materials.’
- ‘This anchor is designed for use in wallboard, plaster, or other hollow walls, such as tiled wallboard.’
- ‘Structural steel, reinforcing bar, lumber, plywood, gypsum wallboard, plastic pipe and stainless steel sheet were only some of the products experiencing declining price levels this year.’
- ‘Others project a brilliant vertical plumb line on walls and posts, or an exactly located spot on the ceiling, permitting perfectly aligned walls, wallboard, and plumbing.’
- 1.1count noun A piece of wallboard.‘they have chosen wallboards and ceiling sheets in lieu of wood’
- ‘The wallboard was not textured, but the remaining walls in the area were.’
- ‘Too eager to be respectful, he knocked more and more forcefully, shaking the brittle wallboards and splintering a few pieces of the flimsy sun-baked wood.’
- ‘Volunteers from Lafarge set the Styrofoam blocks to form the exterior walls, and the company donated all the gypsum wallboard used in the home's interior.’
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