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  1. a heap or pile of rubbish, refuse, or the like.
  2. oblivion; obscurity; disregard; disuse: He was consigned to the dustheap after many years of public service.
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Origin of dustheap

First recorded in 1645–55; dust + heap
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dustheap

Historical Examples of dustheap

  • So they threw it on a dustheap where the dead Swallow was also lying.

    Children's Literature

    Charles Madison Curry

  • Amongst other things we spoke of the affairs of "The Dustheap," a little Club of which we were both members.

  • Perhaps even then you will agree with us and admire many a seedling that the hidebound fancier would consign to the dustheap.