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  • nouncompartment
  • verbcategorize; shelve

synonyms for pigeonhole

  • box
  • carrel
  • chamber
  • corner
  • cranny
  • cubbyhole
  • cubicle
  • hole
  • niche
  • nook
  • place
  • pocket
  • recess
  • section
  • slot
  • stall
See also synonyms for: pigeonholed
  • assort
  • class
  • classify
  • defer
  • delay
  • dismiss
  • file
  • group
  • hold
  • label
  • peg
  • postpone
  • rank
  • sideline
  • sort
  • tab
  • table
  • hold off
  • hold up
  • lay aside
  • put aside
  • put down as
  • put off
  • put on hold
  • put on ice
  • put on the bank burner
  • type cast
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How to use pigeonhole in a sentence

As noted by Emma Sona, the pigeonhole principle dictated that having a fifth cut meant that one of the four corners would have two cuts.
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Kitty ran into Crozier's room, thrust the letter into its pigeonhole in the desk, and in a moment was back again.
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“I see,” said Loris, reaching into a pigeonhole and drawing out a small yellow check-book.
WHISPERING WIRESHENRY LEVERAGE
She tied it up, so to speak, in a neat package and put it in a pigeonhole.
THE SALAMANDEROWEN JOHNSON
The Lone Ranger reasoned that the object, whatever it was, had been in the last disordered pigeonhole.
THE LONE RANGER RIDESFRAN STRIKER
Each classified group is metaphorically a pigeonhole to contain similar material.
THE CLASSIFICATION OF PATENTSUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
I asked her as I helped myself to a package of cigarettes from a pigeonhole and laid the payment thereof on the counter.
A VILLAGE OF VAGABONDSF. BERKELEY SMITH
Without reply the veteran went to the secretary and took from a pigeonhole a well-worn letter.
SONS AND FATHERSHARRY STILLWELL EDWARDS
Spain is the home of that type of novel which the pigeonhole-makers have named picaresque.
ROSINANTE TO THE ROAD AGAINJOHN DOS PASSOS
We will place him in his proper pigeonhole in our arrangement of the record of human progress.'
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WORDS RELATED TO PIGEONHOLE

  • categorize
  • characterize
  • classify
  • designate
  • identify
  • indicate
  • list
  • pigeonhole
  • point
  • rank
  • rate
  • recognize
  • sort
  • specify
  • type
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