from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See plasterboard.
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- n. a construction material of pre-made boards used for walls and ceilings, usually a gypsum-core with a paper surface.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Drywall, also known as wallboard, is made from gypsum coated with paper and is used in walls and ceilings.
Chip Litherland for the Wall Street Journal Builders have been disclosing their exposure to allegedly defective drywall -- also known as wallboard -- imported from China during the housing boom.
Much of the problematic drywall, which is also known as wallboard or plasterboard, was manufactured in China.
Drywall, also known as wallboard, is a layer of gypsum pressed between two sheets of paper and is used to construct walls and ceilings in houses.
The substance is used to make what is known as wallboard, the building material that forms the smooth walls of homes, offices, commercial buildings and virtually any other building around.
American construction companies imported the drywall, also known as wallboard or gypsum board, at the height of the housing boom, when building materials were in short supply.
Some said their businesses depend on using "coal combustion residues" in products such as wallboard and concrete and dozens of others contend the long-term health repercussions are unknown and want EPA to regulate the coal plant ash as a "special" hazardous waste.
Markets for materials such as wallboard and organics are also emerging, offering new opportunities for disposal diversion.
If those codes and been in effect, the people living in cardboard boxes making $10 a year would know enough to insist on pier-and-beam foundations and flameproof wallboard.
USG's Mr. Metcalf aims to gain market share with a new type of wallboard, UltraLight, that weighs about 30% less than standard boards.
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