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corrugated iron

noun
1.
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
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for corrugated iron

corrugated iron

noun
1.
a thin structural sheet made of iron or steel, formed with alternating ridges and troughs
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