- a heap or pile of rubbish, refuse, or the like.
- oblivion; obscurity; disregard; disuse: He was consigned to the dustheap after many years of public service.
Origin of dustheap
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Examples from the Web for 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.The Children's Book of Gardening
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick