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ash·canor ash can (ăsh′kăn′)
1. A large, usually metal receptacle for trash.
2. Slang A depth charge.
3. Slang A powerful cylindrical firecracker.
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a US word for dustbin Also called: garbage can, ash bin or trash can
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or ash′ can`,
1. a large metal barrel, can, or similar receptacle for ashes or refuse.
2. Slang. a depth charge.
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|Noun||1.||ashcan - a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected|
bin - a container; usually has a lid
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