garbage can

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

1905–10, Americanism Unabridged
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garbage can
(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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