how to pronounce pigeonhole


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“… it's very hard to pigeonhole her …”

meanings of pigeonhole


  1. One of an array of compartments for storing scrolls at a library.
  2. One of an array of compartments for receiving mail and other messages at a college, office, etc.
  3. One of an array of compartments for housing pigeons.
  4. A similar compartment in a desk, used for sorting and storing papers.


  1. To put aside, to not act on (proposals, suggestions, advice).
  2. To categorize; especially to limit or be limited to a particular category, role, etc.

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