Middle English filetfrom Old French diminutive offilthreadfrom Latin fīlumgwhī- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French filet, ultimately from Latinfīlum (“thread”).
Fillet Sentence Examples
If the blank is too heavy the fillet may of course be passed through the rolls again.
Each wore a wreath of corn, a white fillet and the praetexta.
The diadem, which was of eastern origin, was a fillet or band of linen or silk, richly embroidered, and was worn tied round the forehead.
The military badge is a white cross with black and gold edging, resting on a green oak and laurel wreath; the central medallion bears the Prussian Eagle with the arms of Hohenzollern, and is surrounded by a blue fillet with the motto Vom Fels zum Meer; the civil badge is a black eagle, with the head encircled with a blue fillet with the motto.
The fillet mignon-flavored toothpaste, available in a 2.5 ounce tube approved for air travel, is designed to entice your pet and make brushing the teeth a pleasurable and anticipated experience.