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
Definition for billet (2 of 2)
Origin of billet2
Example sentences from the Web for billet
He was billeted with a Fourth Division infantry unit floating a few miles out in the Channel.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yes, their only son was shot by the Germans when they billeted there.Leaves from a Field Note-Book|J. H. Morgan
"I found out, from the landlord, that all the fifteen men we saw here were billeted upon him," Percy said.The Young Franc Tireurs|G. A. Henty
The mother of four of them was a widow, the fifth child was apparently a pauper, billeted upon her in consideration of 5s.
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