dustbin

noun

dust·​bin ˈdəs(t)-ˌbin How to pronounce dustbin (audio)
1
British : a can for trash or garbage
2

Examples of dustbin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ability to shorten it to scoop debris into a dustbin was a game-changer. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 26 Jan. 2024 The device's large 2.6-liter dustbin is detachable, washable, and easy to empty thanks to its quick-release button. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 In the old one now being swept into the dustbin of history, the presidency reached its sell-by date, Congress was dysfunctional, food prices rose, urban crime spread, the border collapsed, and Jimmy Buffett died. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2023 The filter’s sponge component and dustbin are washable, too, keeping the device cleaner and more effective for longer. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 13 Jan. 2024 Even better, the device has a 500-milliliter dustbin that can be emptied with the click of a button. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Keep in Mind The dustbin may need to be emptied mid-clean. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Jan. 2024 The dustbin is 770 milliliters, which is pretty substantial compared to the 470 milliliters of its predecessor. Eric Ravenscraft, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 Messes are sucked into the device’s 0.6-liter dustbin, which is detachable and easy to empty directly into the garbage. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dustbin was in 1848

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“Dustbin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustbin. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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