fillet[fil′it; for n. 6 & vt. 2, usually fi lā′, fil′ā′]
- 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.
- 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 of filletMiddle 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)
- 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.
transitive verbfil·let·ed, fil·let·ing, fil·lets
- To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
- also fi·let To slice, bone, or make into fillets.
Origin of filletMiddle English filet, from Old French, diminutive of fil, thread, from Latin fīlum; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.
- (now rare) A headband; a ribbon or other band used to tie the hair up, or keep a headdress in place, or for decoration.
- A thin strip of any material, in various technical uses.
- (construction) A heavy bead of waterproofing compound or sealant material generally installed at the point where vertical and horizontal surfaces meet.
- (engineering, drafting, CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an inside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
- A strip or compact piece of meat or fish from which any bones and skin and feathers have been removed.
- (architecture) A thin flat moulding/molding used as separation between larger mouldings.
- (architecture) The space between two flutings in a shaft.
- (heraldry) An ordinary equally in breadth one quarter of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
- The thread of a screw.
- A border of broad or narrow lines of colour or gilt.
- The raised moulding around the muzzle of a gun.
- Any scantling smaller than a batten.
- (anatomy) A fascia; a band of fibres; applied especially to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
- The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
- (rounded outside edge): round
(third-person singular simple present fillets, present participle filleting, simple past and past participle filleted)