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wastebasket Syllabification: waste·bas·ket
Pronunciation: /ˈwās(t)ˌbaskət/

Definition of wastebasket in English:


North American
A receptacle for small quantities of rubbish.
Example sentences
  • Drifts of paper - treaty drafts, industry talking points, environmentalist press releases - overflowed every wastebasket.
  • Hey, if you need, that wastebasket makes for a handy bucket, you know.
  • The final section of the show featured a miniature artist's office, with file cabinet, worktable, chair and wastebasket all set out on a funky full-sized work table.

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