[kawr-uh-gey-shuh n, kor-]

Origin of corrugation

1520–30; < Medieval Latin corrūgātiōn- (stem of corrūgātiō) a wrinkling. See corrugate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for corrugations

ridge, crease, fold, wrinkle, channel, furrow

Examples from the Web for corrugations

Historical Examples of corrugations

  • 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.

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