dustpan dust"pan` (d[u^]st"p[a^]n`), n. A shovel-like utensil with a short handle used for conveying away dust brushed from the floor. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dustpan — and duster A dustpan is a cleaning utensil (also known as Dustpan and brush (UK)), commonly used in combination with a broom. The dustpan may appear to be a type of flat scoop. It is often hand held for home use, but industrial and commercial… …   Wikipedia

  • dustpan — ► NOUN ▪ a flat hand held receptacle into which dust and waste can be swept …   English terms dictionary

  • dustpan — [dust′pan΄] n. a pan like a small shovel, usually with a short handle, into which dirt or debris from the floor is swept …   English World dictionary

  • dustpan — dust|pan [ˈdʌstpæn] n ↑dustpan, ↑brush a flat container with a handle that you use with a brush to remove dust and waste from the floor ▪ Have you got a dustpan and brush? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dustpan — UK [ˈdʌs(t)pæn] / US [ˈdʌstˌpæn] noun [countable] Word forms dustpan : singular dustpan plural dustpans a small flat container that you put on the floor and brush dust into …   English dictionary

  • dustpan — [[t]dʌ̱stpæn[/t]] dustpans N COUNT A dustpan is a small flat container made of metal or plastic. You hold it flat on the floor and put dirt and dust into it using a brush …   English dictionary

  • dustpan — /ˈdʌstpæn/ (say dustpan) noun a shovel like utensil with a short handle into which dirt, refuse, etc., is swept for removal …   Australian English dictionary

  • dustpan — noun Date: 1783 a shovel shaped pan for sweepings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dustpan — /dust pan /, n. a short handled shovellike utensil into which dust is swept for removal. [1775 85; DUST + PAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dustpan — noun A flat scoop with a short handle, into which dust is conveyed with a brush or broom …   Wiktionary

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