billet [accommodation] meaning, billet [accommodation] definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( billets    plural & 3rd person present)   ( billeting    present participle)   ( billeted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If members of the armed forces are billeted in a particular place, that place is provided for them to stay in for a period of time.  
usu passive  
The soldiers were billeted in private homes.      be V-ed adv/prep  
2       n-count   A billet is a house where a member of the armed forces has been billeted.  
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bill, bile, ballet, bullet

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