Meaning of “dustbin” in the English Dictionary

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"dustbin" in British English

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dustbinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌst.bɪn/ us /ˈdʌst.bɪn/ UK US garbage can, trash can

B1 a large container for rubbish from a house or other building, usually made of strong plastic or metal and kept outside


  • A quarter of the contents of an average family's dustbin is organic matter.
  • I was woken up by a couple of drunks larking around with a dustbin in the street.

(Definition of “dustbin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)