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Definition of "dustbin" [dustbin]

  • Chiefly British A can or barrel for refuse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dustbin" in a sentence
  • "JW writes about subjects such as drug-addict mother, or baby abandoned in dustbin, or girl whose best friend is killed by a car, or girl whose best friend moves away, or children whose parents break up, who are fat, live in B&B accommodation, in children's homes, have multi-fathers or tattooed mothers, etc -- from the child's perception."
  • "In a few weeks, Thomas Starr King is slated for what Leon Trotsky called the dustbin of history."
  • "PS…garbage men are called dustbin men in Britain…."