Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pigeonhole”

See all translations

pigeonhole

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɪdʒənhəʊl/
WORKPLACE one of a set of small boxes along a wall in which mail, messages, etc. can be left: She left her business card in my pigeonhole.
disapproving a particular group of similar things that people or things are put into: put sb/sth in a pigeonhole My boss put me in a pigeonhole, so I was never considered for work in other departments.
(Definition of pigeonhole noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pigeonhole?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “pigeonhole”

Definitions of “pigeonhole” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More