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Meaning of FILLET

Pronunciation:  'fillit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
  2. [n]  a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
  3. [n]  a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
  4. [n]  a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
  5. [n]  a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
  6. [v]  cut into filets, as of fish or meat
  7. [v]  decorate with a filet

FILLET is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: filet, filet, filet, fish filet, fish fillet, lemniscus, stopping, taenia, tenia
 See Also: adorn, beautify, beef tenderloin, beefsteak, carve, Chateaubriand, cut up, decorate, embellish, fastener, fastening, filet mignon, fixing, grace, headband, holdfast, ornament, piece, sensory nerve, slice, tournedos



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fil"let\, n. [OE. filet, felet, fr. OF. filet thread,
    fillet of meat, dim. of fil a thread, fr. L. filum. See
    {Fille} a row.]
    1. A little band, especially one intended to encircle the
       hair of the head.
             A belt her waist, a fillet binds her hair. --Pope.
    2. (Cooking) A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a
       long strip rolled together and tied.
    Note: A fillet of beef is the under side of the sirlom; also
          called tenderloin. A fillet of veal or mutton is the
          fleshy part of the thigh. A fillet of fish is a slice
          of flat fish without bone. ``Fillet of a fenny snake.''
    3. A thin strip or ribbon; esp.:
       (a) A strip of metal from which coins are punched.
       (b) A strip of card clothing.
       (c) A thin projecting band or strip.
    4. (Mach.) A concave filling in of a re["e]ntrant angle where
       two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.
    5. (Arch.) A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding
       separating other moldings; a reglet; also, the space
       between two flutings in a shaft. See Illust. of {Base},
       and {Column}.
    6. (Her.) An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the
       chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in
    7. (Mech.) The thread of a screw.
    8. A border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt.
    9. The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
    10. Any scantling smaller than a batten.
    11. (Anat.) A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to
        certain bands of white matter in the brain.
    12. (Man.) The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where
        the hinder part of the saddle rests.
    {Arris fillet}. See under {Arris}.
  2. \Fil"let\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filleted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Filleting}.]
    To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
Thesaurus Terms
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