noun Chiefly British.
an ashcan; garbage can.
Also, dust bin.

1840–50; dust + bin

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dustbin (ˈdʌstˌbɪn)
garbage can, US and Canadian names: trash can a large, usually cylindrical container for rubbish, esp one used by a household

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Example sentences
We are merely waiting for elections to confine him to the dustbin of history.
The idea of global warming seemed bound for the intellectual dustbin.
But it is exciting when a neglected talent is recovered from the dustbin of
It was a relic, consigned to the dustbin of history by a rising tide of
  contempt for the academic curriculum.
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