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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 play \fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā\

Definition of fillet

1 :a ribbon or narrow strip of material used especially as a headband
2 a :a thin narrow strip of material
b :a piece or slice of boneless meat or fish; especially :the tenderloin of beef
3 a :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 :a narrow flat architectural member:
a :a flat molding separating others
b :the space between two flutings (see 1flute 3) in a shaft

Examples of fillet in a Sentence

  1. a juicy fillet of beef

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Origin and Etymology of fillet

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


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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

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

Examples of fillet in a Sentence

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

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FILLET Defined for English Language Learners

fillet

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noun

Definition of fillet for English Language Learners

  • : a piece or slice of boneless meat or fish


fillet

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verb

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

:a piece of boneless meat or fish

Medical Dictionary

fillet

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noun fil·let \ ˈfil-ət \

medical Definition of fillet

:a band of anatomical fibers; specifically :lemniscus


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