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billet Tweet Definition of billet Like Definition of billet on Facebook
noun
  1. a place where a soldier is assigned to lodge
  2. metallurgy a semi-finished length of metal
  3. a short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood
  4. (heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon
verb (billets, billeting or billetting, billeted or billetted)
  1. (context, of a householder etc) to lodge soldiers, usually by order
  2. (context, of a soldier) to lodge, or be quartered, in a private house
biofuel Tweet Definition of biofuel Like Definition of biofuel on Facebook
noun
  1. A fuel used instead of ordinary diesel or gasoline that is a mix of alcohol and vegetable or ordinary oil
biomass Tweet Definition of biomass Like Definition of biomass on Facebook
noun
  1. the total mass of all living things within a specific area, habitat etc
  2. vegetation used as a fuel, or source of energy, especially if cultivated for that purpose
blowout Tweet Definition of blowout Like Definition of blowout on Facebook
noun
  1. a sudden puncturing of a pneumatic tyre / tire
  2. a sudden release of oil and gas from a well
  3. a social function, especially one with large quantities of food
  4. (sports slang) A sporting contest that is decidedly one-sided and whose outcome is no longer in doubt. Often occurs when one team is superior to the other.
The game between the two teams was nothing but a .
  1. (Australia) an extreme and unexpected increase in costs, such as in government estimates for a project.
breeding Tweet Definition of breeding Like Definition of breeding on Facebook
noun
  1. The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
Your dog has had good breeding.
  1. The act of insemination by natural or artificial means
  2. The act of copulation in animals
verb
  1. (present participle of, breed)
Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.
adjective (no comparative or superlative; used only before the noun)
  1. Of, relating to or used for breeding.
Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.
breeze Tweet Definition of breeze Like Definition of breeze on Facebook
noun
  1. A gentle to moderate wind.
The rustled the papers on her desk.
  1. Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.
After studying Latin, Spanish was a .
  1. (Cricket) The wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
  2. Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. w:Clinker, See Wikipedia article on Clinker.
verb (breez, ing)
  1. (usually with "along"): To move casually, in a carefree manner, but not slowly.

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