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garbage can

noun as in container for rubbish

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The robot on wheels not only picks up trash on the street, but also transports it to a garbage can, recycling center or waste disposal site in record time.

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Those of us who use the trails regularly have noticed this shift, and not always pleasurably, as parking lots and garbage cans overflow and etiquette diminishes.

The raw material is the bags to line the garbage cans that they bring to us every morning.

The craft was the size of a large garbage can, and possibly the most sophisticated machine ever sent into space.

They blow out of garbage cans, out of landfills, out of trucks and out of people’s hands.

I know what they smell like; I can describe it exactly: they smell like a garbage-can.

Fuselli and another man carried the dripping garbage-can up the ladder that led up from the mess hall.

The hunchback was sitting on a garbage-can, almost at the entrance.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to garbage can, such as: dustbin, trash can, ashcan, circular file, dumpster, and garbage pail.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.