[plas-ter-bawrd, -bohrd, plah-ster-]
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  1. a material used for insulating or covering walls, or as a lath, consisting of paper-covered sheets of gypsum and felt.

Origin of plasterboard

First recorded in 1905–10; plaster + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for plasterboard

Sheetrock, drywall, plasterboard, wallboard

British Dictionary definitions for plasterboard


  1. a thin rigid board, in the form of a layer of plaster compressed between two layers of fibreboard, used to form or cover walls
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