Definition of wallboard in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwôlbôrd/ /ˈwɔlbɔrd/

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  • 1North American A type of board made from wood pulp, plaster, or other material, used for covering walls and ceilings.

    ‘install waterproof wallboard around a shower’
    • ‘The repair procedures differ depending on whether it is an older wall with lath and plaster, or a newer wall using gypsum wallboard (drywall).’
    • ‘The two most common interior wall surfaces are gypsum wallboard, usually referred to as drywall or gyp board, and plaster.’
    • ‘Fasten the corners of the gypsum lath or wallboard to the existing lath behind the plaster.’
    • ‘All building materials, including the wood studs within your walls and the gypsum wallboard, can hold a certain amount of moisture and still do their job properly.’
    • ‘Cut through wallboard (gypsum board) with either a keyhole or reciprocating saw.’
    • ‘If they're really bad, it is possible to glue and screw new wallboard over the existing walls or ceiling.’
    • ‘Drywall, often called gypsum, wallboard or sheetrock, is made of a crumbly fire resistant substance called gypsum.’
    • ‘Cement wallboard is used mostly when tiling a wall, and is usually not necessary for tiling tubs or sinks since they are supported with plywood.’
    • ‘This anchor is designed for use in wallboard, plaster, or other hollow walls, such as tiled wallboard.’
    • ‘Others project a brilliant vertical plumb line on walls and posts, or an exactly located spot on the ceiling, permitting perfectly aligned walls, wallboard, and plumbing.’
    • ‘When using the nail-on and adhesive method, use three nails across each wallboard at each joist.’
    • ‘However, of these, only gypsum wallboard and asphalt paving report price gains in the double digits.’
    • ‘Use latex sealers for masonry, patching compound and wallboard; alkyd sealers are best for wood.’
    • ‘If you have gypsum wallboard, avoid pressing too hard or you will cut through its paper facing.’
    • ‘The resulting rush to build pushed up prices for structural panels, lumber, wallboard and other materials.’
    • ‘Dust and construction materials, such as wood, wallboard, and insulation, contain nutrients that allow biological pollutants to grow.’
    • ‘This method uses wallboard which is the same thickness as the wall.’
    • ‘Structural steel, reinforcing bar, lumber, plywood, gypsum wallboard, plastic pipe and stainless steel sheet were only some of the products experiencing declining price levels this year.’
    • ‘Any material that meets these requirements may be used as an air barrier, including metal, plywood, gypsum wallboard, and a number of different types of waterproofing and flashing membranes.’
    • ‘Steel products caused the most damage but prices for lumber, plywood, gypsum wallboard, copper, stainless steel, pipe and fuel are all joining in to pummel contractors.’
    1. 1.1A piece of wallboard.
      ‘they have chosen wallboards and ceiling sheets in lieu of wood’
      • ‘The wallboard was not textured, but the remaining walls in the area were.’
      • ‘Volunteers from Lafarge set the Styrofoam blocks to form the exterior walls, and the company donated all the gypsum wallboard used in the home's interior.’