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fillet

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noun fil·let \ˈfi-lət, in sense 2b also fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā\
variants: or less commonly

filet

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Definition of fillet

  1. 1 :  a ribbon or narrow strip of material used especially as a headband

  2. 2a :  a thin narrow strip of materialb :  a piece or slice of boneless meat or fish; especially :  the tenderloin of beef

  3. 3a :  a concave junction formed where two surfaces meet (as at an angle)b :  a strip that gives a rounded appearance to such a junction; also :  a strip to reinforce the corner where two surfaces meet

  4. 4 :  a narrow flat architectural member:a :  a flat molding separating othersb :  the space between two flutings (see 1flute 3) in a shaft

Examples of fillet in a sentence

  1. a juicy fillet of beef

Origin and Etymology of fillet

Middle English filet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of fil thread, from Latin filum — more at file


First Known Use: 14th century


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fillet

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verb fil·let \ˈfi-lət, in sense 2 also fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā\

Definition of fillet

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bind, furnish, or adorn with or as if with a fillet

  3. 2 :  to cut into fillets

Examples of fillet in a sentence

  1. He carefully filleted the fish with a sharp knife.

Origin and Etymology of fillet

see 1fillet


First Known Use: 1604


FILLET Defined for English Language Learners

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fillet

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noun fil·let \ˈfi-lət, in sense 2b also fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā\

Definition of fillet for English Language Learners

  • : a piece or slice of boneless meat or fish


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fillet

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verb fil·let \ˈfi-lət, in sense 2 also fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā\

Definition of fillet for English Language Learners

  • : to cut (meat or fish) into fillets


FILLET Defined for Kids

fillet

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noun fil·let \ˈfi-lət, fi-ˈlā\

Definition of fillet for Students

  1. :  a piece of boneless meat or fish


Medical Dictionary

fillet

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noun fil·let \ˈfil-ət\

Medical Definition of fillet

  1. :  a band of anatomical fibers; specifically :  lemniscus



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