dustbin

noun
dust·​bin | \ ˈdəs(t)-ˌbin How to pronounce dustbin (audio) \

Definition of dustbin

1 British : a can for trash or garbage

Examples of dustbin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That said, users are clear-eyed about both the timing and the complexities of consigning on-premises systems to the dustbin of history. Adam Stern, Forbes, 5 July 2022 For the Night King and other characters, Gower’s team usually uses a dustbin of water to submerge the creation. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 31 May 2022 The dustbin can hold up to 12.5 ounces of mess at a time, and it's been constructed to be easily emptied with the press of a button. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 16 Feb. 2022 The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history. Richard Jacobsen, Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2022 The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history. CBS News, 15 June 2022 The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history. Richard Jacobsen, Chicago Tribune, 15 June 2022 Sanctions are a hopeless tool in diplomacy, so why not toss them into the dustbin of History? Paul Kennedy, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2022 That disastrous release marked the start of Netscape's decline into the dustbin of browser history. PCMAG, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dustbin

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

11 Jul 2022

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“Dustbin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustbin. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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