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noun
heavy paper used especially in the construction of frame buildings to block drafts, for insulation, etc.
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Origin of building paper

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for building paper

building paper

noun
any of various types of heavy-duty paper that usually consist of bitumen reinforced with fibre sandwiched between two sheets of kraft paper: used in damp-proofing or as insulation between the soil and a road surface
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