dry wall

nounBuilding Trades.
  1. Also drywall .

    • 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.

    • 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

1770–80, for earlier sense

Other definitions for dry-wall (2 of 2)

[ drahy-wawl ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to construct or renovate with dry wall: to dry-wall the interior of a house.

  1. of, relating to, or having dry wall.

Origin of dry-wall

First recorded in 1590–1600

Other words from dry-wall

  • drywaller, noun

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