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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.


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