garbage can

noun

US
: a container for garbage

Examples of garbage can in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apply more sealant to the fitting's nut and screw it onto the fitting inside the garbage can. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2024 Ochoa-Lopez’s body was wrapped in a blanket and plastic bag before it was dumped in a garbage can, according to WLS. Kate Linderman, Kansas City Star, 17 Apr. 2024 Other photos included an empty bottle of whiskey in a garbage can, receipts and images of a purse, which contained cash, envelops of cash, bottles of prescribed medication, keys and four cell phones, including one that Creer described as being severely damaged. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, 1 Feb. 2024 So far, Portis' strong-suits aren't making coffee, spotting no difference between two identical photos of Fiserv Forum, catching a phishing scam or shooting paper balls into a garbage can hoop. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2024 The mother of a newborn girl found dead in a garbage can at a Phoenix airport in 2005 has been arrested after investigators dug back into the cold case using genetic genealogy, police announced Tuesday. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 20 Feb. 2024 There’s Bucky Beaver, a naturally industrious woodworker, who holds a carver’s mallet and chisel in his paws, and Reggie Raccoon, who totes a garbage can. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2023 Take out the garbage The least elegant but most expedient method is sticking an empty 30-gallon garbage can under the runoff. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2024 Frank Stubbs: Inside … the garbage can in the house was … a receipt from Lowe's that had been torn up. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 9 Dec. 2023

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“Garbage can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garbage%20can. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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