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Corrugated iron

Corrugate \Cor"ru*gate\ (-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrugated (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Corrugating (-g?`t?ng).] To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead.

Corrugated iron, sheet iron bent into a series of alternate ridges and grooves in parallel lines, giving it greater stiffness.

Corrugated paper, a thick, coarse paper corrugated in order to give it elasticity. It is used as a wrapping material for fragile articles, as bottles.

corrugated iron

n. An iron sheet building material, usually galvanised, which has been pressed into corrugations.

corrugated iron

n. usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into straight parallel ridges and hollows

Usage examples of "corrugated iron".

There was a small improvised hangar constructed of lusting corrugated iron, barely large enough to house the Beaver from the look of it He taxied towards it and switched off the engine.

The rumshop was a long high building of simple design, flat to the ground, with a pitched roof of corrugated iron rising from concrete walls.

When LeClerc returns ask him if you and your men can remain out in the open for the remainder of the day, in the fresh air instead of baking in those corrugated iron huts.

Also clad in corrugated iron, it barely topped the trees which grew around it.

Then the corrugated iron doors are closed and the tractor man drives home to town, perhaps twenty miles away, and he need not come back for weeks or months, for the tractor is dead.

Baffled by the patchwork of plastic that roofed the upper deck, the rain was following waste-lines and power-cables, emerging overhead at crazy angles, in random cascades, miniature Niagaras rushing off corrugated iron and plywood.

He saw a corrugated iron fence, and beyond it a host of trailers, most of which were already ablaze.

It was the section blocking the main entrance, a curved gap left between the doorway arc and the corrugated iron barrier.

John Crowe brings some corrugated iron which he says fell off the back of a truck' and he uses it to put on a proper roof with guttering that won't ever leak.

A light evening breeze rattled a corrugated iron shutter upon a glassless window, and something that looked very much like a giant feral tom stole across the floor.

A dark calloused hand appeared at the edge of a sheet of corrugated iron a few yards down the alley.