Definition of billet:
- A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.
- A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.
- A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
- A small paper; a note; a short letter.
- A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
- A strap which enters a buckle.
- A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.
- An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
- Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig.
- To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.
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- "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
He knew that somewhere back of the village was the artillery, and he believed that the village of Cantigny stood in the same relation to the German trenches that this billet village stood to the Allied trenches; that is, that it was just behind the German lines and that the German artillery was still farther back.- "Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
- "A Boy's Voyage Round the World", The Son of Samuel Smiles.