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bil·let 1

 (bĭl′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. Lodging for troops.
b. A written order directing that such lodging be provided.
2. A position of employment; a job.
3. Archaic A short letter; a note.
v. bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing, bil·lets
v.tr.
1.
a. To lodge (soldiers).
b. To serve (a person) with a written order to provide lodging for soldiers.
2. To assign lodging to.
v.intr.
To be quartered; lodge.

[Middle English, official register, from Old French billette, from bullette, diminutive of bulle, document, from Medieval Latin bulla, document, seal; see bill1.]

bil·let 2

 (bĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A short, thick piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
2. One of a series of regularly spaced, log-shaped segments used as an ornamental motif on moldings in Norman architecture.
3.
a. A small, usually rectangular bar of iron or steel in an intermediate stage of manufacture.
b. A small ingot of nonferrous metal.
4.
a. The part of a harness strap that passes through a buckle.
b. A loop or pocket for securing the end of a buckled harness strap.

[Middle English, from Old French billette, diminutive of bille, log, from Vulgar Latin *bilia, possibly of Celtic origin.]

billeting

(ˈbɪlɪtɪŋ)
n
(Military) military the activity of assigning soldiers or others to accommodation that is not normally used by them
Translations

billeting

[ˈbɪlətɪŋ]
A. Nacantonamiento m
B. CPD billeting officer Noficial mf de acantonamiento

billeting

n (Mil) → Einquartierung f; billeting officerQuartiermeister m
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