Meaning of “garbage collector” in the English Dictionary

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"garbage collector" in British English

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garbage collectornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɑː.bɪdʒ kəˌlek.tər/ us /ˈɡɑːr.bɪdʒ kəˌlek.tɚ/ US

a dustman

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