Dumpster meaning

dŭmp'stər
A container for receiving, transporting, and dumping waste materials.
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A container for receiving, transporting, and dumping waste materials.
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A large metal trash bin, often of a kind that is emptied, or transported to a dump, by a specially equipped truck.
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(US) A large, usually metal trash receptacle designed to be hoisted up by a garbage truck in order to be emptied.
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Origin of dumpster

  • Originally a trademark
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Originally a trademark
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Genericized brand name, a portmanteau of dump and the surname Dempster.
    From Wiktionary