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Pronunciation: (bil'ē), [key]
pl. -lies.

1. Also called billy club. a police officer's club or baton.
2. a heavy wooden stick used as a weapon; cudgel.
3. Scot. Dial.comrade.
4. Also called bil•ly•can Pronunciation: (bil'ē-kan"). [key] Australian.any container in which water may be carried and boiled over a campfire, ranging from a makeshift tin can to a special earthenware kettle; any pot or kettle in which tea is boiled over a campfire.
5. Textiles.(in Great Britain) a roving machine.


Pronunciation: (bil'ē), [key]
1. a male given name, form of William.
2. Also,Bil'lye.a female given name.

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