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[wawl-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈwɔlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
material manufactured in large sheets for use in making or covering walls, ceilings, etc., as a substitute for wooden boards or plaster.
Origin of wallboard
1905-10; wall + board Unabridged
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  • Finishing wallboard, which consists of covering seams and fasteners with tape and filler, is not discussed.
  • The plant also sells the byproducts of combustion to other park tenants for use in manufacturing wallboard and concrete.
  • They have subsisted on peanut butter, pancake batter, wallboard and insulation.
  • Vermiculite was used to manufacture gypsum wallboard at the facility.
  • Remove porous materials such as ceiling tiles, wallboard and wood products.
  • All dimensions are taken to face of gypsum wallboard or unit masonry.
  • Increasing moisture content made autoclaving more difficult, but wet wallboard and ceiling tiles were also effectively sterilized.
  • Many flooded items, such as wallboard and mattresses, will hold mud and contamination forever.
British Dictionary definitions for wallboard


a thin board made of materials, such as compressed wood fibres or gypsum plaster, between stiff paper, and used to cover walls, partitions, etc
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