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 What might have been a winning SEO strategy only a few years ago could relegate you to Google's dustbin today — that is, anything after the second page. Amine Rahal, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The Blues exited Round 1 with nary a whimper, swept into the Cup dustbin by the Avalanche by a lopsided aggregate score of 20-7, the drubbing complete in a tidy 240:00 minimum. BostonGlobe.com, 28 May 2021 And with that, Jennings’s findings were consigned to the dustbin. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 22 May 2021 Even though most of us would like to relegate Covid-19 to the dustbin of history, there are valuable lessons worth hanging on to as well. Ian Kerner, CNN, 6 May 2021 The Pure Cordless has a one-liter dustbin that empties easily. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 22 Apr. 2021 Just like that, the All-Star Game pride worn by the Atlanta Braves disappeared into the dustbin of history. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 4 Apr. 2021 Loaded with features and desirable options, this model has LED headlights, an extra-large dustbin and an AllergenSeal system to better contain dust and allergens. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Buzz incites consumers to try new things, venture capitalists to put up the cash and entrepreneurs to experiment—even if, more often than not, pioneers wind up in the digital dustbin. The Economist, 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of dustbin

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dustbin was in 1848

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5 Jun 2021

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“Dustbin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustbin. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dustbin

British : a can for trash or garbage : a garbage can or trash can


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