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proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of William.
  2. (context, UK, slang) A nickname for the British constabulary. Often called "The Bill" or "Old Bill"
  3. (context, US, slang) One Hundred Dollars.

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noun 
  1. Any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
    • :France had no infantry that dared to face the English bows and bills. " Macaulay.
    • 1786: In the British Museum there is an entry of a warrant, granted to Nicholas Spicer, authorising him to impress smiths for making two thousand Welch bills or glaives. " Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons.
      1. A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook.
      2. Somebody armed with a bill; a bill-man.
      3. (nautical) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To dig, chop, etc., with a bill.

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