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corrugated iron

a type of sheet iron or steel strengthened for use in construction by having a series of alternating grooves and ridges forced into it, and usually galvanized for weather resistance.
Origin of corrugated iron
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. Havens and Mr. Fordham were busy at the corrugated iron shack that served as an office.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • I missed my timber and gun-cotton and cordage and corrugated iron.

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  • Mast-heads and funnel-tops of ships peep above the ranges of corrugated iron roofs.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • The walls have been boarded and the ceiling made of corrugated iron.

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  • Its walls are wooden, with canvas inside, and its roof is of corrugated iron.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • There is not much of a village and most of the buildings are made of corrugated iron.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
British Dictionary definitions for corrugated iron

corrugated iron

a thin structural sheet made of iron or steel, formed with alternating ridges and troughs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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