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dry-wall

[ drahy-wawl ]
/ ˈdraɪˌwɔl /

verb (used with object)

to construct or renovate with dry wall: to dry-wall the interior of a house.

adjective

of, relating to, or having dry wall.

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Nearby words

dry-roasted, dry-rot, dry-salt, dry-shod, dry-stone, dry-wall, dryad, dryadic, dryads, dryas, drybrush
Related formsdry·wall·er, noun

Definition for dry-wall (2 of 2)

dry wall


noun Building Trades.

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.
a masonry or stone wall laid up without mortar.

Origin of dry wall

1770–80, for earlier sense
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