garbage can

garbage can (plural garbage cans)

  1. (North America) A receptacle, usually roughly cylindrical and wider at the top than at the bottom, which serves as a place to discard waste materials.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: poubelle
  • German: (outdoors, movable) Mülltonne; (indoors or fixed outdoors) Mülleimer, Abfalleimer; (indoors, for paper and dry rubbish) Papierkorb, Abfallbehälter
  • Italian: secchio delle immondizie, bidone dell'immondizia
  • Portuguese: lixeira, cesto de lixo, lata de lixo, lixo
  • Russian: му́сорный бак
  • Spanish: basurero (Chile), bote de basura (El Salvador), caneca de basura (Colombia), cesto de basura (especially Cuba and Honduras), cubo de basura (Spain), latón de basura (Cuba), pipote de basura (Venezuela), tacho de basura (Argentina), tinaco de basura (Panama), zafacón (Dominican Republic)

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