trash can


: a container that holds materials that have been thrown away

Examples of trash can in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As authorities in Ohio searched for a missing 56-year-old woman, her remains were in a trash can for weeks, according to police and news reports. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 11 July 2024 Cumming saw a trash can Wednesday with warm bottles floating in water. Hannah Gaskill, Baltimore Sun, 10 July 2024 More of what appeared to be blood was found on the front porch along with what appeared to be the missing woman’s baseball cap in a trash can with twine and other clothing, the news outlet reported from police. Helena Wegner, Sacramento Bee, 8 July 2024 Being judged while pouring pints of beer, posing beside a human-size trash can and careening headfirst down water rides in skintight wet suits, British politicians are willing to endure the sometimes absurd on their quest for political power. Leo Sands, Washington Post, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for trash can 

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“Trash can.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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