Definition of dumpster in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌmpstə


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  • A very large container for rubbish; a skip.
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    • Adam and I were discussing their door-slamming, right before I was about to take out a bag of rubbish to the dumpster.
    • Nowadays, those dumpsters contain something far more valuable: hard drives.
    • Wallace has found his images in dumpsters and recycling bins, or friends who knew he was actively collecting photographic discards had given them to him.


1930s: originally Dempster Dumpster, proprietary name (based on dump) given by the American manufacturers, Dempster Brothers of Knoxville, Tennessee.

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