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ashcan

Line breaks: ash¦can
Pronunciation: /ˈaʃkan
 
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Definition of ashcan in English:

noun

US
A dustbin.
Example sentences
  • If you start to steal, you'll probably get rubbish that somebody left in the ashcan in the back of their house.
  • She looked around for an ashcan; her cigarette had long since burned itself out.

Words that rhyme with ashcan

trash can

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