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Noun: garbage collector
  1. Someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
    - garbage man [N. Amer], garbageman [N. Amer], garbage carter [N. Amer], garbage hauler [N. Amer], refuse collector, dustman [Brit], garbo [Austral], trashman [N. Amer], bin man [Brit], binman [Brit]
     
  2. (computing) a program subsystem that automatically frees memory that is no longer used or referenced by the program

Derived forms: garbage collectors

Type of: hauler [N. Amer], haulier [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Garbage collector