Definition of wastebasket
: a receptacle for refuse and especially for wastepaper —called also wastepaper basket
Examples of wastebasket in a Sentence
She tossed the wrapper into the wastebasket.
Recent Examples of wastebasket from the Web
Take the concept of the album and throw it in the wastebasket.
One day last August, Martha Ellis heard noises coming from a wastebasket in the corner of the bedroom.
Two girls wore clear raincoats and carried plastic wastebaskets, symbolizing the containers set out to catch water from the leaks in the Hinsdale Middle School roof.
The wastebasket fire was put out without calling firefighters.
One investor is shown slitting his wrists with a box cutter over a wastebasket so as not to make too big a mess with his suicide.
In the bathroom, open the shower curtain, remove all toiletries and wastebaskets, and close the toilet lid.
The same day that Trump consigned the TPP to the Oval Office wastebasket, a Chinese initiative had some good news to share.
Buffett has also auctioned ties, books and even an office wastebasket, to raise funds for worthy causes.
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First Known Use of wastebasket
WASTEBASKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wastebasket for English Language Learners
: a small container for trash
WASTEBASKET Defined for Kids
Definition of wastebasket for Students
: an open container for odds and ends to be thrown away
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