trash can

noun

Definition of trash can

US
: a container that holds materials that have been thrown away
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“Trash can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trash%20can. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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