Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rigid board made of layers of fiberboard or paper bonded to a gypsum plaster core, used instead of plaster or wood panels in construction to form walls. Also called gypsum board, wallboard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A construction material consisting of a rigid panel of several layers of fibreboard or paper bonded to a gypsum core.
  • v. To fit or reinforce with plasterboard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard; used instead of plaster or wallboard to make interior walls

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • An estimated 100,000 houses across the country, most built in 2006 and 2007, may be affected, based on the 500 million pounds of Chinese drywall — also known as plasterboard or gypsum board — believed to have entered the U.S. during that period.

    The Prisoners of Drywall

  • Drywall is also know as plasterboard and is used to make walls and ceilings.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The upside about those glaring plasterboard walls, here in our unfinished farmhouse, is their potential for bringing the "big screen" home (this, with the help of a laptop and a projector).

    WWII soldiers remembrance

  • Eight-eyes glued to the plasterboard screen, we witnessed the power of hope amidst prejudice and unreward as the "indigenous" soldiers (aka the Algerian Infantry Division) arrived in France from the colonies to help free their "motherland".

    WWII soldiers remembrance

  • If one can marry comedy with tragedy, then actor Jamel Debbouze offered just the featherlight sweep needed to lighten four heavy hearts who, turning from the plasterboard "big screen," paused now and again to ask ourselves, Why?

    WWII soldiers remembrance

  • "Between the joists, recycled and water-resistant soft glass-wool panels are installed behind new plasterboard."

    The house that 10:10 rebuilt

  • Loretta's slender office space and the more expansive exam room, with its matching check floor, were separated by a temporary plasterboard wall.

    One Thousand Incarnations and One Thousand Deaths - Part I

  • On Friday, a Miami-Dade circuit court judge unsealed a 2007 confidential settlement agreement where KPT agreed to pay Banner $557,000 to replace defective drywall with the condition that Banner "not make statements regarding any perceived or actual smell or health risks relating to Knauf Tianjin plasterboard," to any firm, person, or news media outlet.

    Documents Shift Attention to Manufacturer in Drywall Case

  • That includes showing that the supporters of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army framed for leaking secret documents, were not plasterboard saints.

    Ruth Harris's "Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century"

  • Used primarily to make plaster, plasterboard and cement, gypsum has been excavated in East Sussex since the 1880s and the mine remains the UK's largest deposit with at least 30 years of reserves.

    South Downs gypsum mining unearths fortune in heart of 1066 country

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.