Examples of wastebasket in a Sentence
She tossed the wrapper into the wastebasket.
Recent Examples of wastebasket from the Web
Milton flings footballs like most people toss paper into a wastebasket.
Seatback pocket Passengers have been known to treat the pocket on the seat in front of them as a wastebasket, stuffing trash, dirty tissues, used diapers and more into the pouch.
Then whereas the Senate resolution migrated under said scrutiny into the House of Representatives' nest and languished near the wastebasket of the rules committee chair; and as late as June 26 was thought DOA... BE IT THEREFORE KNOWN!
By September, the city will start installing solar compactors with rat-resistant openings and replacing wire wastebaskets with steel cans.
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wastebasket.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up wastebasket? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).