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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of corrugated iron

  • Beyond the small collection of corrugated-iron huts and tents there were no signs of other human habitation.

    A Lively Bit of the Front

    Percy F. Westerman

  • York and its surroundings in the winter-time might, except for the corrugated-iron roofs, easily be in England.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • Mud-brick walls and corrugated-iron roofs is the style of architecture in general vogue.

    Spinifex and Sand

    David W Carnegie

  • Yes, a gibbous moon, rolling lopsidedly among the cloud-rack over a corrugated-iron sea.

    The Messenger

    Elizabeth Robins

  • The scene under the long, low sheds, with their corrugated-iron roofs, always reminded me of the Automobile Show at Olympia.

    Fighting in Flanders

    E. Alexander Powell

British Dictionary definitions for corrugated iron

corrugated iron


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