Dumpster definition

dŭmpstər
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dumpster
Plural:
dumpsters

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