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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
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As the pile is made, corrugated-iron roofing is placed on the sides and top, thus forming a waterproof building.

  • 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
  • The steamers of the Irrawaddy flotilla have a corrugated-iron roof over the top deck.

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

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
  • In front of them loomed the canteen, an enormous red-brick structure with a corrugated-iron roof.

    For the School Colours Angela Brazil
  • Yes, a gibbous moon, rolling lopsidedly among the cloud-rack over a corrugated-iron sea.

    The Messenger Elizabeth Robins
  • Then between bales of more normal foodstuffs they browsed on the corrugated-iron roofs of houses.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • 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
  • At the rare stations you see perhaps one corrugated-iron store, perhaps a score of little stone houses with a couple of churches.

  • The servants had rigged up a corrugated-iron habitation for the colonel.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
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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