Meaning of ashcan

ash•can

Pronunciation: (ash'kan"), [key]
— n.
  1. a large metal barrel, can, or similar receptacle for ashes, garbage, or refuse.
  2. a depth charge.
  3. an arc light of 1000 watts, enclosed in a reflector.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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