plasterboard

[plas-ter-bawrd, -bohrd, plah-ster-]
noun
a material used for insulating or covering walls, or as a lath, consisting of paper-covered sheets of gypsum and felt.

Origin:
1905–10; plaster + board

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plasterboard (ˈplɑːstəˌbɔːd)
 
n
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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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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Example sentences
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.
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