verb (used with object), bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing.
verb (used without object), bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing.
Origin of billet1
Related formsbil·let·er, nounun·bil·let·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for billeting
Our billeting parties had, of course, been sent ahead and started on their work.
He had all the advantages at his fingers' ends, from pay to billeting: there was nothing more to be said.Tales of War|Lord Dunsany
We were off by 7.30, and were by way of billeting at a place called Bthisy, on the south-west edge of the forest of Compigne.
I was then on the staff of billeting orderlies, and helped to find billets at that town.With a Reservist in France|F. A. Bolwell
We reached, at length, Mailly-Maillet, which was to be our billeting town during the instructional period.With the Ulster Division in France|Arthur Purefoy Irwin Samuels
British Dictionary definitions for billeting (1 of 2)
verb -lets, -leting or -leted
Derived Formsbilletee, nounbilleter, noun
Word Origin for billet
British Dictionary definitions for billeting (2 of 2)
- a metal bar of square or circular cross section
- an ingot cast into the shape of a prism