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Definitions of fillet

  1. To bind with a narrow band; ornament with a rim or molding; make into fillets, as veal, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet or little band. "He made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted them."-Ex. xxxvii. 28. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. decorate with a filet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To bind or adorn with a fillet or little band. A fillet of veal, the fleshy part of the thigh. See File. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To bind with a little band; in arch., to adorn with a band or astragal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cut into filets; "filet the fish" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The thread of a screw. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Any scantling smaller than a batten. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A narrow band of metal, linen, silk, etc., worn around the forehead, for holding the hair; the fleshy part of the thigh; said of meat; a boneless lump of meat of fish served flat or rolled together and tied; a raised rim, narrow ornament, or molding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A little band to tie about the hair of the head; a muscle, or a piece of meat composed of muscles; especially, the fleshy part of the thigh applied chiefly to veal; as, a fillet of veal; meat rolled together and tied round; in arch. (a) a small moulding generally rectangular in section, and having the appearance of a narrow band, generally used to separate ornaments and mouldings; an annulet; a list; a listel; (b) the ridge between the flutes of a column-called also a FACET or FACETTE; in the manege, the loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests; in technology, in general, this word has a great many applications, such as in carp, a strip nailed to a wall or partition to support a shelf, a strip for a door to close against; in gilding, a band of gold-leaf on a picture-frame or elsewhere; in coining, a strip of metal rolled to a certain size; also the thread of a screw; a ring on the muzzle of a gun, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A band; piece of meat from the thigh. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A narrow band, as for binding the hair. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A strip of lean meat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A little band to tie about the hair of the head; meat rolled together and tied round; any small scantling less than a batten; a kind of orle or bordure; a little rule or reglet of leaf-gold; the loins of a horse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A little band, such as may be put round the head; a narrow ornament or moulding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A boneless lump of flesh bound together by a fillet or bandage; the fleshy part of the thigh in veal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Band of white matter in the brain; the lemniscus of the mid-brain. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for fillet

  1. She left the room, and in a quarter of an hour returned, bringing in her hand a small brazier of lighted charcoal, and two small pieces of parchment, rolled up and fixed by a knot to the centre of a narrow fillet – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. In the open market you can get fillet of beef for 1 mark 60 pf. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
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