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pi•geon•hole



Pronunciation: (pij'un-hōl"), [key]
n., v., -holed, -hol•ing.


n.
1. one of a series of small, open compartments, as in a desk, cabinet, or the like, used for filing or sorting papers, letters, etc.
2. a hole or recess, or one of a series of recesses, for pigeons to nest in.
3. Also called pi'geon hole", white hole. Print.white space created by setting words or lines too far apart.

v.t.
1. to assign to a definite place or to definite places in some orderly system: to pigeonhole new ideas.
2. to lay aside for use or reference at some later, indefinite time: We must pigeonhole this excellent plan until the time is ripe.
3. to put aside for the present, esp. with the intention of ignoring or forgetting, often indefinitely: to pigeonhole an unwanted invitation.
4. to place in or as if in a pigeonhole or pigeonholes: to pigeonhole papers.
5. to fit or provide with pigeonholes: The desk must be pigeonholed for all my papers.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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