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See also: dust bin
- dust bin
dustbin (plural dustbins)
- (Britain) A bin for holding rubbish until it can be collected; a garbage can.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
- (container for trash): ashcan, dumpster, garbage can, garbage pail, rubbish bin, trash can, wastebin, wastepaper basket
container for trash — see garbage can