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
I should not have been capable of writing a billet there, much less a Cycle.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)|Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Barlasch seemed to take it for understood that a billet holds good throughout a whole campaign.Barlasch of the Guard|H. S. Merriman
And so he called in Parson Sampson, and they concocted a billet together.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
We simply decided that they'd better give Granet a billet at home.The Kingdom of the Blind|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He who sends a bullet abroad at random may hear later that it had its billet all along, though it was so silent about it.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
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