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or dust bin

[duhst-bin] /ˈdʌstˌbɪn/
noun, Chiefly British.
an ashcan; garbage can.
Origin of dustbin
First recorded in 1840-50; dust + bin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Next to a comb that might easily have been rescued from a dustbin was a brush backed with silver repouss.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • That dustbin was the outward and visible sign of the decadence of Sapp.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • "I like gardenin'," said Kipps, with memories of a pennyworth of nasturtiums he had once trained over his uncle's dustbin.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • But judging from Tora's voice—it sounds really aggrieved—I think it's time we went and umpired about the dustbin.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • And dont you ever want to pitch all the ledgers into the dustbin and burn the stools?

    Chains Elizabeth Baker
British Dictionary definitions for dustbin


a large, usually cylindrical container for rubbish, esp one used by a household US and Canadian names garbage can, trash can
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dustbin

1848, from dust (n.) + bin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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