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bil·ly 1

 (bĭl′ē)
n. pl. bil·lies
A billy club.

bil·ly 2

 (bĭl′ē)
n. pl. bil·lies Australian
A metal pot or kettle used in camp cooking.

[Probably short for billypot, from Billy, nickname for William.]

billy

(ˈbɪlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) US and Canadian a wooden club esp a police officer's truncheon
[C19: special use of the name Billy, pet form of William]

billy

(ˈbɪlɪ) or

billycan

n, pl -lies or -lycans
1. a metal can or pot for boiling water, etc, over a campfire
2. Austral and NZ (as modifier): billy-tea.
3. informal Austral and NZ to make tea
[C19: from Scot billypot cooking vessel]

bil•ly

(ˈbɪl i)

n., pl. -lies.
1. Also called bil′ly club`. a heavy stick used as a weapon, esp. by the police.
2. Also called bil′ly•can` (-ˌkæn) Australian. a pot or kettle for cooking over a campfire.
[1845–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.billy - a short stout club used primarily by policemenbilly - a short stout club used primarily by policemen
club - stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
2.billy - male goatbilly - male goat        
caprine animal, goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
Translations

billy

[ˈbɪlɪ] N (US) (also billy club) → porra f

billy

n (also billycan)Kochgeschirr nt
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His mum would tell Jimmy of friendly tramps in the Stockton area who would tell tales to the children in return for parents filling their billycans with tea - hence The Storytellers.
Billycans [had] to be turned upside down and [placed] downwards on a peg.
IF you thought camping was all about muddy fields, leaking tents and eating out of billycans, then think again.