verb (used with object), bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing.
verb (used without object), bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing.
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Origin of billet1
OTHER WORDS FROM billetbil·let·er, nounun·bil·let·ed, adjective
Words nearby billet
Definition for billet (2 of 2)
Origin of billet2
Example sentences from the Web for billet
He doesn't believe in my zeal for efficiency at Mudros; he thinks my little plan is to work General Ellison into the billet.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
What were invasions and armies—what were kings and kingdoms—to the slightest wish of the being who had written this billet?
One end of the bar is flattened and pierced with small holes, while at the other a billet of wood is suspended from a chain.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Afterwards I hurried to my billet and hastily packed up all my kit, and marched the regiment down to the trenches.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
In passing through the yard, the leader of the band fell over a billet of wood, and received a momentary hurt from the fall.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for billet (1 of 2)
verb -lets, -leting or -leted
Derived forms of billetbilletee, nounbilleter, noun
Word Origin for billet
British Dictionary definitions for billet (2 of 2)
- a metal bar of square or circular cross section
- an ingot cast into the shape of a prism