silent butler

noun

Definition of silent butler

: a receptacle with hinged lid for collecting table crumbs and the contents of ashtrays

First Known Use of silent butler

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Silent butler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silent%20butler. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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