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A container where rubbish is discarded.
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a US name for dustbin Also called: ash can or garbage can
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
سَلَّة أو بَرميل الزُّبالَه


[ˈtræʃˌkæn] n (Am) → secchio della spazzatura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(trӕʃ) noun
rubbish. Throw it away! It's just trash.
ˈtrashy adjective
worthless. trashy jewellery/novels/music.
ˈtrashcan noun
(American) a dustbin.
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We cannot expect Mayor of our city will be waiting for us on streets, roads or wherever we throw our trash that now he would be standing there with a trashcan, mop, and broom for cleaning, why would he, that's not part of his job.
In county jail they called me "Trashcan." I would wait by the trash and take everybody's leftovers.
The ocean is not a giant trashcan that everyone can use.
They further said they received reports of a dead baby inside a trashcan in a women's washroom.
At the end, he tosses at least four books into a fire contained in a trashcan.
Yet one of the most powerful tools for lowering your impact on the planet is simple, and within your reach: just cut down on how much food goes into your trashcan. According to the National Resource Defense Council, about 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S.
It will be interesting to see if Apple abandons the Mac Pro's trashcan design and goes back to a tower.
A civil defence spokesman said: "Fires usually occur as the result of an unforeseen problem and are often pure accident, but it can be due to somebody's carelessness -- a lit cigarette thrown into a trashcan, a lack of maintenance, an operator's error or improper repairs.
In light of the recent events that have shamed the health sector including a dead baby found at a morgue trashcan, the birth of a still born twin a mother had no idea she was expecting and the death of an infant after it was infected by acinetobacter bacteria, MPs sought to discuss the plaguing issues.
Attacks on humans here are non-existent; the usual problems with bears are trashcan raids or wandering through a neighborhood.
The next year, they recruited even more workers for a bigger, costumed dance to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." In the "Happy" video, some employees merely swayed to the music, while others twirled with gas cans, juggled balls and waved metal trashcan lids.
Skunks and raccoons are very partial to dog and cat food and trashcans. Keep items in a trashcan with a tie down the lid.