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- a large can for ashes and trash
- U.S. Navy, Slang depth chargealso ash can
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
or ash cannoun
- A large, usually metal receptacle for trash.
- Slang A depth charge.
- Slang A powerful cylindrical firecracker.