rubbish dump

rubbish dump
See dump.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • rubbish compactor — /ˈrʌbɪʃ kəmpæktə/ (say rubish kuhmpaktuh) noun a device, as in a rubbish truck or rubbish dump, which crushes rubbish to reduce the volume that it occupies …  

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