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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar′bage can`(n.)

  1. a container, usu. of metal or plastic, for the disposal of waste matter, esp. kitchen refuse.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of garbage can:

1905-10, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ashcan, trash can, garbage can, wastebin, ash bin, ash-bin, ashbin, dustbin, trash barrel, trash bin(noun)

    a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. garbage can(noun)ˈgɑr bɪdʒ

    a container for storing garbage


  1. garbage can(Noun)

    A receptacle, usually roughly cylindrical and wider at the top then at the bottom, which serves as a place to discard waste materials.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

garbage can

(American) a dustbin.

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