Definition of Dustpan

1. Noun. The quantity that a dustpan will hold.

Exact synonyms: Dustpanful
Generic synonyms: Containerful



2. Noun. A short-handled receptacle into which dust can be swept.
Generic synonyms: Receptacle

Definition of Dustpan

1. n. A shovel-like utensil for conveying away dust brushed from the floor.

Definition of Dustpan

1. Noun. A flat scoop with a short handle, into which dust is conveyed with a brush or broom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dustpan

1. a pan for holding swept dust [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dustpan

dusting off
dusting powder
dustings
dustless
dustlike
dustman
dustmat
dustmats
dustmen
dustmite
dustmop
dustmote
dustmotes
dustoff
dustoffs
dustpan (current term)
dustpanful
dustpans
dustproof
dustrag
dustrags
dusts
dusts off
dustsheet
dustsheets
duststorm
duststorms
dustup
dustups
dusty

Literary usage of Dustpan

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1. Teaching Home Economics by Anna Maria Cooley (1919)
"1 2 egg beaters 1 set spice boxes, 5 in a set, white enamel 1 dustpan 1 sanitary dustpan 1 dustpan brush 1 dustpan brush No. 3 1 cream whip, 1 qt. ..."

2. Household Science and Arts by Josephine Morris (1913)
"room, and take it up with a brush, or a small broom and a dustpan, and burn it at once ... Collect the dirt in one pile and take it up on a dustpan with ..."

3. Household Science and Arts for Elementary Schools by Josephine Morris (1913)
"room, and take it up with a brush, or a small broom and a dustpan, ... Collect the dirt in one pile and take it up on a dustpan with a small broom. ..."

4. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1910)
"For this, use the damp covered dustpan which shows the third application of this ... This is prepared by covering the dustpan with a piece of wet newspaper ..."

5. Professional Preparation of High School Teachers by Guy Montrose Whipple, Harry Lloyd Miller (1919)
"I put the broom and dustpan away. Lesson 54 Repeat 53 with "Mother." Lesson 55 I take the dust cloth. ... She gets the dustpan. She goes to the dining room. ..."

6. Practical Sheet and Plate Metal Work: For the Use of Boilermakers, Braziers by Evan Arthur Atkins (1908)
"obtain is a strong, serviceable dustpan. After having put up with broken handles, cracked corners, and other defects of the modern dustpan, the writer some ..."

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