cor·​ru·​gat·​ed | \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌgā-təd, ˈkär-\

Definition of corrugated 

: having corrugations corrugated paper also : made of corrugated material (such as cardboard) corrugated boxes

Examples of corrugated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Bazaar Anatolia Spice Grinder, a small but beautifully vintage looking grinder with a completely metal body and mechanism of corrugated rollers that produce a relatively even grind. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How Herbs and Spices Can Make You Cook Like a Pro," 13 Nov. 2018 People carried away corrugated iron, wood, pipes and other materials, hoping to build shelters or sell them for cash. Stephen Wright, The Seattle Times, "Indonesia disaster survivors search debris for food, drinks," 2 Oct. 2018 Scores of them lay at roadsides for authorities to retrieve, covered with whatever people could find corrugated iron rooftop slabs, wooden planks, cardboard, a broken desk drawer. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018 Their new canvas is a collection of corrugated metal sheds — bringing a 5Pointz vibe to Lower Manhattan. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Bringing a 5Pointz Vibe to Lower Manhattan," 1 June 2018 The paper and packaging firm is working to get the line that makes facing for corrugated cardboard back to full production by mid-November. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again," 27 Oct. 2018 The roadside stall at Shene Estate in Tasmania looks straight out of a Mumford and Sons music video: wooden shed, corrugated iron roof, a bicycle leaning out front. Sarah Theeboom, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Country You Visit for Whisky? Australia," 16 Aug. 2018 But stickers were of no use on her swath of corrugated metal facing the Oculus. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Bringing a 5Pointz Vibe to Lower Manhattan," 1 June 2018 Yet when the brick sheds with corrugated metal roofs at the Zennor Tradepark went up for sale, the buyer paid a higher multiple of the rents the property was generating than the investor who purchased the stores of Burlington Arcade. Fortune, "This Is London's Hottest Property — Thanks to Amazon," 13 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'corrugated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of corrugated

1590, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about corrugated

Share corrugated

Statistics for corrugated

Last Updated

12 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for corrugated

The first known use of corrugated was in 1590

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for corrugated



English Language Learners Definition of corrugated

: having a wavy surface


cor·​ru·​gat·​ed | \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌgā-təd\

Kids Definition of corrugated

: having a wavy surface corrugated tin a corrugated roof

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on corrugated

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with corrugated

Spanish Central: Translation of corrugated

Nglish: Translation of corrugated for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of corrugated for Arabic Speakers

Comments on corrugated

What made you want to look up corrugated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!