Part of speech: verb

To file away.

Part of speech: noun

A hole in a pigeon house.

Part of speech: noun

A small compartment for filing papers.

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Usage examples "pigeonhole":

  1. Trevison darted to the desk and ran a hand into the pigeonhole in which he kept the deed which he had come for. - "'Firebrand' Trevison", Charles Alden Seltzer.
  2. There was no name to it- but a note in some pigeonhole of the local Intelligence Officer stated that the inhabitants called the place " The Grass Bank." - "Letters from France", C. E. W. Bean.
  3. There is a certain amount of work to be done in the first two or three years, but by that time the critic should have a particular pigeonhole in his brain for practically every book or play which comes along. - "Seeing Things at Night", Heywood Broun.