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
This is why drywall was affectionately given the name Sheetrock years ago.
Sheetrock is also more expensive here than in the USA.
I wondered who invented the product usually called Sheetrock, why, when and if they were imprisoned for the new creation.
So the product frequently referred to as Sheetrock is almost 100 years old.
USG produces drywall under the name brand "Sheetrock," which is sometimes used interchangeably when referring to drywall in the U.S.
The tangy pine of freshly cut lumber, the chalky smell of Sheetrock mud, and the sourness of paint primer.
His “storage” method consisted of throwing spent shell casings in Sheetrock buckets in the barn.
Suddenly the lobby door crashed into the adjacent wall and stayed there, the knob half-buried in the Sheetrock.
Renovation of this house began by covering the knotty pine ceilings with Sheetrock and putting a wood floor over the plywood.
The problem was the rotary polisher marks and the dirt, rocks, sand and Sheetrock fragments rolled into the top finish.