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drywall

Drywall is a type of board or panel that's used to build a smooth wall or ceiling. Builders use a lot of drywall when they're constructing a new house.

There are several ways to make a flat, solid wall over exposed joists and studs. Older houses often have walls made from plaster, while newer homes are much more likely to have drywall, which is easier and faster to install. Drywall is attached in panels to wooden studs with special screws. The trickiest part of installing drywall is taping the panels where they meet, and "mudding" them, or smoothing joint compound over the seams.

Definitions of drywall
  1. noun
    a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses
    synonyms: dry wall, wallboard
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    beaver board
    a light wallboard made of compressed wood pulp
    fiberboard, fibreboard, particle board
    wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets
    gypsum board, plasterboard
    wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard; used instead of plaster or wallboard to make interior walls
    Masonite
    a type of fiberboard
    Sheetrock
    a kind of plasterboard
    type of:
    board
    a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
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