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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
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples for corrugated iron
  • Abandoned shops with corrugated iron fronts riddled by bullet holes.
  • Several hundred more people watch the service on television in an annex under a corrugated iron roof.
  • She lives nearby down muddy dirt roads, in a cluster of ramshackle huts of corrugated iron, salvaged wood and tarpaulins.
  • At the end of the muddy path is a small shed, built of wood and corrugated iron and open to the weather on three sides.
  • There, the local mosque is boarded up with corrugated iron.
  • The farms, small huts with corrugated iron roofs, are insignificant specks.
  • Behind an improvised wall of corrugated iron in the middle of some dull coastal flatlands, a mini killing field had been created.
  • It had a concrete foundation and a corrugated iron roof.
  • The primary school block is built from mud and roofed with corrugated iron sheets.
  • He had one hand badly gashed in tearing up the heated corrugated iron.
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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