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
The equipment of the Boy Scout on billeting duty consists of a piece of white chalk and a menacing demeanour.
Our billeting parties had, of course, been sent ahead and started on their work.
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.
Footnote 12: Billeting-money—that is, money to pay for lodgings at private houses.The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775|Abraham Tomlinson
There was no trouble whatever in billeting the men—the townsmen were quarrelling as to who should have them.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
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