building-paper

building paper

noun
heavy paper used especially in the construction of frame buildings to block drafts, for insulation, etc.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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building paper
 
n
any of various types of heavy-duty paper that usually consist of bitumen reinforced with fibre sandwiched between two sheets of kraft paper: used in damp-proofing or as insulation between the soil and a road surface

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