a basket or other open container for wastepaper, bits of trash, etc.
also wastepaper basket
A relatively small, open-topped container for discarding trash. Also called wastepaper basket .
- Be aware that plastic garbage bags and wastebasket liners should not be used for food, because they are often treated with deodorants or other chemicals.
- When your inbox explodes, and your wastebasket overflows, you can shove miscellaneous notes into your stunning Kenneth Cole and, poof!
- Some shredders have a clear or translucent wastebasket allowing you to see when it needs emptying.
- In these models, you simply place the shredder atop a specific size of wastebasket.