When we reached Onsdorf, which was our destination, the billeting officer reported that he had met with no difficulty.
We missed our billeting party in the darkness, for it was intense.
Consequently the system of billeting became necessary and caused continual annoyance.
Gustavus should be given the right of billeting whenever it were necessary.
The equipment of the Boy Scout on billeting duty consists of a piece of white chalk and a menacing demeanour.
When we were at Dranoutre one of them used to hang over our billeting place.
In consequence, field-kitchens and cooks carts often arrived several hours after the men had reached their billeting area.
Captain M. had preceded us to Berles as the billeting officer.
Their preparations for billeting a number of troops in Belgium are large: "At Liége 20,000 men are expected."
I have no intention of billeting soldiers in my drawing-room.
1590s, "to assign quarters to," earlier, as a noun, "official record or register" (Middle English), from Anglo-French billette "list, schedule," diminutive of bille (see bill (n.1)). Related: Billeted; billeting.
thick stick of wood, mid-15c., from Middle French billette, diminutive of bille "stick of wood" (see billiards).
"document, note;" see billet-doux.