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Pronunciation:  'pijun`howl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small compartment
  2. [n]  a specific (often simplistic) category
  3. [v]  treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
  4. [v]  place into a small compartment

PIGEONHOLE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cubbyhole, stamp, stereotype
 See Also: assort, category, class, classify, compartment, lay, place, pose, position, put, separate, set, sort, sort out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pi"geon*hole`\, n.
    A small compartment in a desk or case for the keeping of
    letters, documents, etc.; -- so called from the resemblance
    of a row of them to the compartments in a dovecote. --Burke.
  2. \Pi"geon*hole`\, v. t.
    To place in the pigeonhole of a case or cabinet; hence, to
    put away; to lay aside indefinitely; as, to pigeonhole a
    letter or a report.
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