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plasterboard

[plas-ter-bawrd, -bohrd, plah-ster-] /ˈplæs tərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd, ˈplɑ stər-/
noun
1.
a material used for insulating or covering walls, or as a lath, consisting of paper-covered sheets of gypsum and felt.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; plaster + board
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Examples for plasterboard
  • It is a monumental piece on three walls, painted on heavy plasterboard, and it tells a simple story of good overcoming evil.
  • Drywall is also referred to as gypsum board, wallboard, plasterboard and sheetrock.
  • Seals joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.
  • Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.
  • Remove and replace plaster, plasterboard, and lath that have been saturated and are soft to the touch.
  • Remove and replace lath, plaster, plasterboard and drywall saturated to the point of being soft to the touch.
  • Fills cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sands patch using patching plaster, trowel and sanding tool.
  • Technology is available for the processing and recycling of plasterboard, drywall and roofing.
  • The wall has been faced with plaster over wooden lath which has in tum been covered by plasterboard hung on studs.
British Dictionary definitions for plasterboard

plasterboard

/ˈplɑːstəˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a thin rigid board, in the form of a layer of plaster compressed between two layers of fibreboard, used to form or cover walls
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Encyclopedia Article for plasterboard

any of various large, rigid sheets of finishing material used in drywall construction to face the interior walls of dwellings and other buildings. Drywall construction is the application of walls without the use of mortar or plaster.

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