verb (used with object)

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


of, relating to, or having dry wall.

Nearby words

  1. dry-roasted,
  2. dry-rot,
  3. dry-salt,
  4. dry-shod,
  5. dry-stone,
  6. dryad,
  7. dryadic,
  8. dryads,
  9. dryas,
  10. drybrush

Related formsdry·wall·er, noun

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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