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Definition of Pigeonhole


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Pigeonhole Quotations

People like to pigeonhole you.
Jason Statham

I personally am not interested in people trying to pigeonhole me.
Patti Smith

There were so many odd, strange things about Abraham Lincoln that I think nobody knew how to pigeonhole him.
Steven Spielberg

People like to pigeonhole you. It's easier.
Viggo Mortensen

As you know, Hollywood loves to pigeonhole all the actors and actresses, and suddenly I got 're-pigeonholed' as an action actor.
Liam Neeson
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Pigeonhole Translations

pigeonhole in Afrikaans is afdeling, vak
pigeonhole in Danish is afdeling
pigeonhole in Dutch is afdeling, branche, vak
pigeonhole in Finnish is lokero
pigeonhole in German is einordnen