- a large metal bin for refuse designed to be hoisted onto a specially equipped truck for emptying or hauling away.
Origin of dumpster
Examples from the Web for dumpster
A homeless man found her nude body in a Dumpster on January 1, 2007.The Grim Sleeper’s Trial Is Moving at Snail’s Pace, and Victims’ Families Are Furious
March 21, 2013
Japan's once-thriving economy has been in the dumpster for years.The 'Real Cliff,' Ctd.
December 27, 2012
When it was time for her to meet the audience, she ran outside and crouched behind a Dumpster.Dr. Phil Goes Viral
September 20, 2012
From her Dumpster diving to her bombed ‘Annie’ audition and ‘Rehab’ inspiration, read the best bits.10 Revelations From ‘Amy, My Daughter,’ Mitch Winehouse’s New Book
June 28, 2012
His last alleged victim, Janecia Peters, was discovered in a dumpster in January 2007, three years after his last known attack.LAPD Launches Manhunt for Prolific Serial ‘Teardrop Rapist’
April 25, 2012
It wasn't as if sitting in the dumpster would infect it or something.Little Brother
The Dumpster blocking their doorway groaned, and then it actually slid a few inches.
There were dumpsters there, and a recessed doorway, and they squeezed past the dumpster and into the doorway.
Kurt, standing on something in the dumpster that crackled, reached down and grabbed him by the wrist and hoisted him up.
“Spidey-sense is tingling,” he said, as he killed his lights and crept forward to the dumpster.
Word Origin and History for dumpster
1930s, from Dempster-Dumpster trash-hauling mechanism, patented by Dempster Brothers and probably named from dump (v.) with the surname in mind.