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corrugated iron

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A structural sheet iron, usually galvanized, shaped in parallel furrows and ridges for rigidity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See iron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • Jakarta was still a sleepy backwater in those days, with few buildings over four or five stories high, cycle rickshaws outnumbering cars, the city center and wealthier sections of town-with their colonial elegance and lush, well-tended lawns-quickly giving way to clots of small villages with unpaved roads and open sewers, dusty markets, and shanties of mud and brick and plywood and corrugated iron that tumbled down gentle banks to murky rivers where families bathed and washed laundry like pilgrims in the Ganges.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • No, no, the flimsy hills of Australia were like a new world, and the frail INCONSPICUOUSNESS of the landscape, that was still so clear and clean, clean of all fogginess or confusion: but the frail, aloof, inconspicuous clarity of the landscape was like a sort of heaven — bungalows, shacks, corrugated iron and all.

    Kangaroo

  • He did not stop until he was halfway to the suburb of Koki, where he shared a ramshackle hovel of salvaged wood, cardboard, and corrugated iron with two other young men from the village.

    Impossible Places

  • When the aid workers finally bulldozed through the landslide in the road, they found a small community living in tents of corrugated iron lashed to salvaged beams, with discreet latrines dug at a safe distance from the well, their communal olive-press repaired and in working order so that money would continue to be earned and starvation kept at bay.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Murdoch Street was an old sort of suburb, little squat bungalows with corrugated iron roofs, painted red.

    Kangaroo

  • A new corrugated iron roof, new doors and windows complete, one new furnace for retort, with connecting pipe and two new rosin kettles, have all been put up at gas-house.

    Annual Report of the Board of Directors and the Superintendent of the North Carolina Insane Asylum, for the Year Ending November 30, 1884.

  • Gillanbone came with the dying sun, a strange small collection of ramshackle wooden and corrugated iron buildings along either side of one dusty wide street, treeless and tired.

    The Thorn Birds

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