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Noun: ashcan  'ash,kan
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: dustbin)
  1. A bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
    - trash can [N. Amer], garbage can [N. Amer], wastebin [Brit], ash bin [N. Amer], ash-bin [N. Amer], ashbin [N. Amer], dustbin [Brit, Cdn], trash barrel [N. Amer], trash bin [N. Amer], rubbish bin [Brit]
Noun: Ash Can
  1. Early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life
    - Ashcan school

Derived forms: ashcans

Type of: art movement, artistic movement, bin

Encyclopedia: Ashcan