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Definition of "billet" []

  • Lodging for troops. (noun)
  • A written order directing that such lodging be provided. (noun)
  • A position of employment; a job. (noun)
  • Archaic A short letter; a note. (noun)
  • To lodge (soldiers). (verb-transitive)
  • Accommodation, esp for a soldier, in civilian lodgings (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The official requisition for such lodgings (noun)
  • A space or berth allocated, esp for slinging a hammock, in a ship (noun)
  • A job (noun)
  • A brief letter or document (noun)
  • To assign a lodging to (a soldier) (verb)
  • To assign to a post or job (verb)
  • To lodge or be lodged (verb)

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Use "billet" in a sentence
  • "But poetry — do you know how Vaughn Marlow makes his living? — teaching in a boys 'cramming-joint down in Pennsylvania, and of all private little hells such a billet is the limit."
  • "- teaching in a boys 'cramming-joint down in Pennsylvania, and of all private little hells such a billet is the limit."
  • "I know, I know, the Teheran embassy wasn’t built in a day, but it still seems like Ross’s would-be billet is an odd bureaucratic entity."