- billetbillet1 [bil′it]n.[ME < Anglo-Fr, dim. of bille,BILL1]1. Obs. a brief document or letter2. a written order to provide quarters or lodging for military personnel, as in private buildings3.a) the quarters thus assigned or occupiedb) the sleeping place assigned to a sailor on ship4. a position, job, or situationvt.1. to assign to lodging by billet2. to assign to a post3. to serve a billet onvi.to be billeted or quarteredbillet2 [bil′it]n.[ME < OFr billette, dim. of bille < Gaul * bilia, tree trunk, akin to Ir bile, tree]1.a) a short, thick piece of firewoodb) Obs. a wooden club2.a) a long, rectangular or cylindrical unfinished bar of iron or steel, usually smaller than c. 232 sq cm ( c. 36 sq in) in cross sectionb) a similar, generally smaller, bar made from a nonferrous metal3. Archit. a log-shaped insert in a Norman moldinga log-shaped insert in a Norman molding4. [? < another source] Saddlery any of the straps used to fasten the saddletree to the girth
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.