cubbyhole


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cub·by·hole

 (kŭb′ē-hōl′)
n.
1. A snug or cramped space or room.
2. A small compartment.
3. A category, especially an overly restrictive one.

[From cub, pen, hutch (perhaps from Flemish cubbe, from Middle Flemish) + hole.]

cubbyhole

(ˈkʌbɪˌhəʊl)
n
1. a small enclosed space or room
2. any small compartment, such as a pigeonhole
Often shortened to: cubby
[C19: from dialect cub cattle pen; see cove1]

cub•by•hole

(ˈkʌb iˌhoʊl)

n.
1. a pigeonhole.
2. a small, snug place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cubbyhole - a small compartment
compartment - a space into which an area is subdivided
2.cubbyhole - a small secluded roomcubbyhole - a small secluded room    
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

cubbyhole

noun
1. cubicle, booth, den, hole, snug Back in her cubbyhole of an office, Nina sat down at her desk.
2. compartment, slot, niche, recess, pigeonhole He fetched an official form from his cubbyhole.
Translations

cubbyhole

[ˈkʌbɪhəʊl] N (= small room) → cuchitril m; (= cupboard) → armario m pequeño; (= pigeonhole) → casilla f

cubbyhole

n
(= compartment)Fach nt
(= room)Kabäuschen nt, → Kabuff nt

cubbyhole

[ˈkʌbɪˌhəʊl] nangolo, cantuccio
References in classic literature ?
Martin Eden, with blood still crawling from contact with his brother-in-law, felt his way along the unlighted back hall and entered his room, a tiny cubbyhole with space for a bed, a wash- stand, and one chair.
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Why, there's a USB hub, a pullout power; cord, a flashlight and a cubbyhole to stash a smartphone.
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