Definitions

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

  • A trademark used for plasterboard. This trademark often occurs in print in lowercase: "[It] is excellent for installing lights, installing ceiling tile, taping sheetrock . . . and other jobs” (Engineering News-Record). It also occurs as a verb: "We're going to sheetrock the ceiling” ( New York Times).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Drywall; plasterboard; a building material comprising a layer of gypsum plaster sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper, used mainly for interior walls and ceilings.
  • n. Any of the various thicknesses and grades of such material.
  • n. A wall made of this.
  • v. To install and finish Sheetrock.

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

  • n. a kind of plasterboard

Etymologies

sheet + rock (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is why drywall was affectionately given the name Sheetrock years ago.

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  • Sheetrock is also more expensive here than in the USA.

    Sheetrock?

  • I wondered who invented the product usually called Sheetrock, why, when and if they were imprisoned for the new creation.

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  • So the product frequently referred to as Sheetrock is almost 100 years old.

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  • USG produces drywall under the name brand "Sheetrock," which is sometimes used interchangeably when referring to drywall in the U.S.

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  • The tangy pine of freshly cut lumber, the chalky smell of Sheetrock mud, and the sourness of paint primer.

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  • His “storage” method consisted of throwing spent shell casings in Sheetrock buckets in the barn.

    Mercy Kill

  • Suddenly the lobby door crashed into the adjacent wall and stayed there, the knob half-buried in the Sheetrock.

    Least Resistance

  • Renovation of this house began by covering the knotty pine ceilings with Sheetrock and putting a wood floor over the plywood.

    Bird Cloud

  • The problem was the rotary polisher marks and the dirt, rocks, sand and Sheetrock fragments rolled into the top finish.

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