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dry-wall

[drahy-wawl]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to construct or renovate with dry wall: to dry-wall the interior of a house.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having dry wall.
Related formsdry·wall·er, noun

dry wall

noun Building Trades.
  1. Also dry·wall.
    1. 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.
    2. a material, as wallboard or plasterboard, used for such a wall.
  2. a masonry or stone wall laid up without mortar.

Origin of dry wall

1770–80, for earlier sense
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  • The Westinghousers had cut through the walls with drywall knives to join all the stores together.

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