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[kawr-uh-gey-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-/
the act or state of corrugating or of being corrugated.
a wrinkle; fold; furrow; ridge.
Origin of corrugation
1520-30; < Medieval Latin corrūgātiōn- (stem of corrūgātiō) a wrinkling. See corrugate, -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Eastwoods crafty face was anxious and drawn into corrugations.

    Back o' the Moon Oliver Onions
  • Clouds were given as the name of the "corrugations" on dish no. 46.

    Mohave Pottery Alfred L. Kroeber
  • The face is covered with corrugations or caruncles and should be red in color.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • The colour faded, the brow lost its corrugations, and the voice its thickness.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
  • Not worn a bit, and theyre the anti-skid stylesee the corrugations and the rubber-protruding cleats.

  • "Show me the German part," I said, gripping the corrugations of my truncheon more tightly.

  • Its surface is covered by minute corrugations or furrows, which give a chromatic appearance to the reflected light.

  • On the high forehead, the corrugations were rigid as though it were permanently frowning.

  • The strips must be cut so that the corrugations go across, instead of lengthwise, the strips.

  • The corrugations add to the strength of the device, the wood fibres closing around them, age and rust but emphasising their grip.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
Word Origin and History for corrugations



1520s, from Latin *corrugationem, noun of action from past participle stem of corrugare (see corrugate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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