Dry-wall

dry wall

noun Building Trades.
1.
Also, drywall.
a.
an interior wall or partition finished in a dry material, usually in the form of prefabricated sheets or panels nailed to studs, as distinguished from one that is plastered.
b.
a material, as wallboard or plasterboard, used for such a wall.
2.
a masonry or stone wall laid up without mortar.

Origin:
1770–80, for earlier sense

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dry-wall

[drahy-wawl]
verb (used with object)
1.
to construct or renovate with dry wall: to dry-wall the interior of a house.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or having dry wall.

drywaller, noun
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