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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)
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