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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bil·let /ˈbɪlət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bil·let, n.
 1. A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
    They shall beat out my brains with billets.   --Shak.
 2. Metal. A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
 3. Arch. An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
 4. Saddlery (a) A strap which enters a buckle. (b) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.
 5. Her. A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bil·lard n. Zool. An English fish, allied to the cod; the coalfish. [Written also billet and billit.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bil·let n.
 1. A small paper; a note; a short letter. “I got your melancholy billet.”
 2. A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.
 3. Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig. [Colloq.]
    The men who cling to easy billets ashore.    --Harper's Mag.
    His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle.    --Pall Mall Mag.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bil·let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Billeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Billeting.]  Mil. To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.
    Billeted in so antiquated a mansion.   --W. Irving.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
           [syn: note, short letter, line]
      2: lodging for military personnel (especially in a private
      3: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
         treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, spot,
          place, situation]
      v : provide housing for (military personnel) [syn: quarter, canton]