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billet

1
a space or berth allocated, esp for slinging a hammock, in a ship

billet

2
1. Metallurgy
a. a metal bar of square or circular cross section
b. an ingot cast into the shape of a prism
2. Architect a carved ornament in a moulding, with short cylinders or blocks evenly spaced

Billet

 

a lengthy semifinished metal product used in producing parts through plastic deformation or machining. The billet’s cross section is usually round but, depending on its intended use, may also be hexagonal, rectangular, trapezoidal, oval, or segmental. Billets are produced on a large scale from sufficiently ductile materials through the rolling process. Extrusion is used in producing smaller quantities from less ductile material, and forging is preferred when a large diameter is required. After rolling or extrusion, the billets are calibrated by hot or cold drawing in order to increase the precision of the shape or, in a number of cases, to improve the mechanical properties.

billet

[′bil·ət]
(engineering)
In a hydraulic extrusion press, a large cylindrical cake of plastic material placed within the pressing chamber.
(metallurgy)
A semifinished, short, thick bar of iron or steel in the form of a cylinder or rectangular prism produced from an ingot; limited to 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) in width and thickness with a cross-sectional area up to 36 square inches (232 square centimeters).

billet

billet, 1
1. A common Norman or Romanesque molding formed by a series of circular (but
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Recovering from the first effects of his surprise, he took Waldemar Fitzurse and De Bracy aside, and put the billet into their hands successively.
You are two friends of mine who are in want of a billet, and what could be more natural than that I should bring you both round to the managing director?
His friend replied with some unwillingness, and after much ineffectual entreaty having for its object the immediate settlement of the business, that his quarters would be at the Crooked Billet in Tower Street; where he would be found waking until midnight, and sleeping until breakfast time to-morrow.
Joe, disconsolate and down-hearted, but full of courage too, on leaving the locksmith's house made the best of his way to the Crooked Billet, and there inquired for his friend the serjeant, who, expecting no man less, received him with open arms.
I wouldn't have thrown up my new billet for a fortune.
Remember I was twenty, and it was my first second mate's billet, and the East was waiting for me.
It is an established axiom, that 'every bullet has its billet.
Une tentative d'inonder le marche a bestiaux hebdomadaire de Bougtob en faux billets de 1.
Individual Placement Officers have cognizance over a set of billets under the authority of a specific Navy activity; they are focused on meeting the needs of a command.
An official of another steel company, who requested anonymity, stated: "The Bianco company must pay for a licence to produce billets, which costs between EGP 40 and 60m, just like other companies have.
000 billets a tarifs reduits ont ete consommes dans le cadre de la convention de partenariat, signee en avril dernier entre Royal Air Maroc (RAM) et le ministere charge des Marocains residant a l'etranger, selon la compagnie.
com), Strategic Assessment of Aluminium Billets Market in Selected Far East Countries , finds that the current market volume for aluminium billets is 960,545 MT.