corrugated iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corrugated iron usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into straight parallel ridges and hollows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corrugated iron sheet iron bent into a series of alternate ridges and grooves in parallel lines, giving it greater stiffness.
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Usage

In literature:

I remember that we played once in a schoolroom built of corrugated iron and without a vestige of scenery.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
The dull yellow-gray walls were topped by a roof of red corrugated iron, with deeply projecting eaves.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Brick houses were rising here and there among the wooden shanties and the sheds of corrugated iron.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
The servants had rigged up a corrugated-iron habitation for the colonel.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Leticia was the name of the Peruvian frontier post, which consisted of two or three brick sheds with corrugated iron roofs.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The most modern houses have corrugated-iron roofs.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Then between bales of more normal foodstuffs they browsed on the corrugated-iron roofs of houses.
"Attention Saint Patrick" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The houses are mostly of wood, one-storied, and roofed with corrugated iron.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The rain beat a tattoo on the corrugated iron roof.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The iron and bullets struck the walls and rattled upon the corrugated iron roofs alongside.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
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In news:

At one point he returns to his desolate township, where the unwired, unplumbed shacks built from plywood and corrugated iron somewhat resemble the tarpaulin sheds that Vusi and his friends fashion underground.
Colourful houses made from corrugated iron give the Stanley, the capital of the islands, a Scandinavian feel.
Since the scrapping of influx control in 1986, this area has seen phenomenal growth, and today squatter towns form a seamless ribbon of cardboard-and-corrugated-iron housing that most visitors only glimpse on their way from or to the airport.
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