garbage can

noun
a container, usually of metal or plastic, for the disposal of waste matter, especially kitchen refuse.
Compare trash can.


Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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garbage can
 
n
(US), (Canadian) ash bin, ash can, trash can, Also called: dustbin a large, usually cylindrical container for refuse, esp one used by a household

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Example sentences
In fourth grade she built a remote-controlled garbage can.
Instead of flushing condoms, you can wrap them in toilet tissue or put them in
  plastic bags before throwing them in a garbage can.
But the clatter and rumble of garbage can lids and maintenance vans remained.
Do not leave garbage can lids upside down or allow water to collect in your
  garbage can.
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