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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corrugated iron — n. sheet iron or steel, usually galvanized, corrugated to give it added strength in construction …   English World dictionary

  • corrugated iron — noun usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into straight parallel ridges and hollows (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑sheet metal • Substance Meronyms: ↑galvanized iron * * * noun : usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into… …   Useful english dictionary

  • corrugated iron — noun Corrugated iron is used before these nouns: ↑roof …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • corrugated iron — noun A building material made by taking sheet iron or steel and pressing it into corrugations …   Wiktionary

  • CORRUGATED IRON —    in general, sheet iron coated with zinc …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • corrugated iron — sheets of iron or steel that have been shaped into waves (used as building material) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corrugated iron — /ˌkɒrəgeɪtəd ˈaɪən/ (say .koruhgaytuhd uyuhn) noun a type of sheet iron or steel strengthened for use in construction by being formed into a series of alternating grooves and ridges and usually galvanised for weather resistance …   Australian English dictionary

  • Corrugated galvanised iron — roofing in Mount Lawley, Western Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Corrugated — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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