dustheap

noun
dust·heap | \ ˈdəst-ˌ(h)ēp \

Definition of dustheap 

1 : a pile of refuse

2 : a category of forgotten items the dustheap of historyNew Republic

First Known Use of dustheap

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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