Trash can: nf A trash can (word coming from Eugène-René Poubelle, prefect of the Seine -1831-1907-, who imposed it in 1884).
A trash can is a container for garbage (from a building, a house).
It is also a container, of smaller capacity, intended to receive domestic waste (from an apartment, a room).
See also Garbage under Argot de Bouche.
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