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dry-wall

[drahy-wawl] /ˈdraɪˌwɔl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to construct or renovate with dry wall:
to dry-wall the interior of a house.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or having dry wall.
Related forms
drywaller, noun

dry wall

noun, Building Trades.
1.
Also, drywall.
  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
1770-1780
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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