Origin of billet1
OTHER WORDS FROM billetbil·let·er, nounun·bil·let·ed, adjective
Other definitions for billet (2 of 2)
Origin of billet2
How to use billet in a sentence
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)
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