- The definition of a fillet is a thin strip or a band of something.
An example of a fillet is a thin, boneless slice of flounder.
- Fillet is defined as to bone and slice meat or fish, or bind and decorate.
An example of fillet is to bone and cut up a whole fish into thin slices.
Fresh raw flounder fillets.
fillet definition by Webster's New World
- a narrow band worn around the head as to hold the hair in place
- a thin strip or band
- a flat, square molding separating other moldings
- a narrow band between two flutings in a column
- Bookbinding an ornamental line impressed on a book cover
- a lean, boneless piece of meat
- a flat, boneless slice cut lengthwise from the side of a fish
Origin: Middle English filet ; from Old French diminutive of fil: see file
- to bind or decorate with a band, molding, etc.
- to bone and slice (meat or fish)
fillet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
- also fi·let a. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.b. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
- Architecture a. A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings.b. A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column.
- A narrow decorative line impressed onto the cover of a book.
- Heraldry A narrow horizontal band placed in the lower fourth area of the chief.
- Anatomy A loop-shaped band of fibers, such as the lemniscus.
- To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
- also fi·let To slice, bone, or make into fillets.
Origin: Middle English filet, from Old French, diminutive of fil, thread, from Latin fīlum; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.
fillet - Medical Definition
- A loop of cord or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
- A loop-shaped band of fibers, especially the lemniscus.