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dust cart

noun British.
  1. a garbage truck.
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Origin of dust cart

First recorded in 1770–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • And as it did this I noticed that a dust-cart was just in front of us.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 107, September 29, 1894


  • Then you'd better drive down to the Riviera with your dust-cart, my good man.

    Ditte: Girl Alive!

    Martin Andersen Nexo

  • A thick gray rain was 37falling, and a dust-cart was in sight.

  • Alike the scavenger's broom and the dust-cart appear to be unknown.

    East of Paris

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Why, that is the fifth dust-cart that has emptied its contents here this afternoon.