What is billet?

  • (noun): A short personal letter.
    Synonyms: note, short letter, line
    See also — Additional definitions below


A billet is a term for living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep. Historically, it referred to a private dwelling that was required to accept the soldier.

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Semi-finished Casting Products - Billet
... A billet is a length of metal that has a round or square cross-section, with an area less than 36 sq in (230 cm2) ... Billets are created directly via continuous casting or extrusion or indirectly via rolling an ingot ... Billets are further processed via profile rolling and drawing ...
Billet - Amateur Sports
... In North America, billet families offer room and board to junior ice hockey players (or Under-20 athletes from other sports, such as soccer) ... Coaches are often involved with matching a player to a billet family ... The objective of a billet family is to provide a "home away from home" for young players during the season ...
Rotary Piercing - Mannesmann Process
... A heated cylindrical billet workpiece is fed between two convex-tapered rollers, which are rotating in the same direction ... are usually 6° askew from parallel with the billet's axis ... The rollers are on opposite sides of the billet, and the surface of their largest cross sections are separated by a distance slightly smaller than the outside ...
Boyd Coddington - Design Innovations
... were his custom-fabricated alloy wheels, typically machined from a solid billet (block) of aluminum (an industry first) ... Together with John Buttera, Boyd pioneered this 'billet' machined look and applied it not only to wheels but broadly throughout the car ... to manufacture and market these custom billet wheels ...
Breastplate (tack) - The Breastcollar/ Polo Breastplate
... of a chest strap, which buckles to one billet of the saddle, runs around the horse's chest, and attaches to the first billet on the other side ... breastplate, because it attaches to either the front billet of the saddle, or to the front branch of a split-end girth (which is even more secure) ...

More definitions of "billet":

  • (noun): Lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home).
  • (verb): Provide housing for (military personnel).
    Synonyms: quarter, canton