Billet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪlɪt|  American pronunciation of the word billet
Brit.  |ˈbɪlɪt|  British pronunciation of the word billet

noun

- a short personal letter (syn: line, note)
- lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
- a job in an organization (syn: berth, office, place, position, post, situation, spot)

verb

- provide housing for (military personnel) (syn: canton, quarter)

Examples

...every colonial household was expected to billet a British soldier...

The villagers did not like having the soldiers billeted on them.

Every bullet has its billet.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: billet
he/she/it: billets
present participle: billeting
past tense: billeted
past participle: billeted
noun
singular: billet
plural: billets
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