Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cart for conveying dust, refuse, and rubbish from the streets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a truck for collecting domestic refuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK A vehicle for collecting refuse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a truck for collecting domestic refuse

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Plus the carriage, which makes Cinderella's looks like a dustcart.

    TV review: Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

  • After the Lord Mayor's show of Andrew's trial, came the dustcart of the second trial: that of Alice Edith Ross, n-e Pritchard, one-time secretary at the shop, secret lover of sly old James, whose adoration for his wife went without question.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Lawyer: "Now, isn't it true that on the 5th of November last year, you rode naked through the streets on top of a dustcart, letting off fireworks, and singing 'I did it my way' loudly?"

    August 2008

  • Lawyer: "Now, isn't it true that on the 5th of November last year, you rode naked through the streets on top of a dustcart, letting off fireworks, and singing 'I did it my way' loudly?"

    What was the date again?

  • To me, it is reminiscent of an old corporation dustcart, not dissimilar to the one seen in the 1971 feature film when the Dads Army platoon hitch a ride back to Walmington-On-Sea from their manoeuvres (thank you Anoneumouse).

    And now... the European Army

  • Lawyer: "Now, isn't it true that on the 5th of November last year, you rode naked through the streets on top of a dustcart, letting off fireworks, and singing 'I did it my way' loudly?"

    Funny Transcripts

  • Protestant Christianity believes that there is a Divine record in a book; that everyone ought to have free access to that book; that everyone who gets hold of it can save his soul by it, whether he finds it in a library or picks it off a dustcart.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Can't you see that all you have to do is to push him in the gutter, where he'll remain till the scavengers throw him into the dustcart?

    The Queen Pedauque

  • He touched the elbow, showed a flitting face of crazed amazement in amusement, and shrugged and half-laughed, dismissing the incident, as being perhaps, if his hearer chose to have it so, a gem of the rubbish tumbled into the dustcart out of a rather exceptional householder's experience.

    One of Our Conquerors — Complete

  • He touched the elbow, showed a flitting face of crazed amazement in amusement, and shrugged and half-laughed, dismissing the incident, as being perhaps, if his hearer chose to have it so, a gem of the rubbish tumbled into the dustcart out of a rather exceptional householder's experience.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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