building paper

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. buildering,
  2. building,
  3. building and loan association,
  4. building block,
  5. building line,
  6. building permit,
  7. building society,
  8. building trades,
  9. buildup,
  10. built

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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