noun see pigeonhole II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pigeonholer — pigˈeonholer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pigeon …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeonhole — I. noun Date: 1577 1. a hole or small recess for pigeons to nest 2. a small open compartment (as in a desk or cabinet) for keeping letters or documents 3. a neat category which usually fails to reflect actual complexities II. transitive verb Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pigeonhole — 1. noun a) One of an array of compartments for sorting post, messages etc. at an office, or college (for example). Fred was disappointed at the lack of post in his pigeonhole. b) A hole, or roosting place for pigeons. 2. verb To categorize;… …   Wiktionary

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