Meaning of “dustpan” in the English Dictionary


"dustpan" in English

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dustpannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌst.pæn/ us /ˈdʌst.pæn/

Examples from literature

  • He carried the dustpan and broom away to their places, but he did not reenter the room. 
  • He sprang up only to come into collision with the dustpan full of flour which lay near his chair. 
  • The broom and dustpan sweep up the pieces, and consign them to the dustbin. 
  • Then she threw that piece, too, into the dustpan. 
  • Tommy had gotten a broom and a dustpan and was already raising a cloud of dust by her efforts at sweeping. 

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