Definition of dustbin
1 British : a can for trash or garbage
2 : dustheap 2
Recent Examples of dustbin from the Web
Stories written a decade or more ago using word processing software programs long since abandon may be lost to the dustbin of history.
The Affordable Care Act will ideally be relegated to the dustbin of domestic policy history and replaced with a law that passes muster as good economic policy, budget policy and sensible support for a private sector-driven, cost-control effort.
That would send the suggestions to the same dustbin as past studies.
While HB 1279 appears on the road to success, a number of other construction defect reform bills introduced this session have died in committee or are headed for the legislative dustbin.
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), to sacrifice themselves for an idea, Soviet Communism, that had been consigned to the dustbin of history.
Here is a sampling of items Mr. Tomasko has retrieved from the vast, gorgeous and sometimes bewildering dustbin of American financial art history.
Riley says his metaphors are more productive than the old-school neck-wreckers left behind in the dustbin of history.
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First Known Use of dustbin
DUSTBIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dustbin for English Language Learners
: a can for trash or garbage : a garbage can or trash can
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