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filleting

[fil-i-ting] /ˈfɪl ɪ tɪŋ/
noun, Building Trades.
1.
material, as mortar, used as a substitute for flashing.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; fillet + -ing1

fillet

[fil-it; usually fi-ley for 1, 10] /ˈfɪl ɪt; usually fɪˈleɪ for 1, 10/
noun
1.
Cookery.
  1. a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
  2. a piece of veal or other meat boned, rolled, and tied for roasting.
2.
a narrow band of ribbon or the like worn around the head, usually as an ornament; headband.
3.
any narrow strip, as wood or metal.
4.
a strip of any material used for binding.
5.
Bookbinding.
  1. a decorative line impressed on a book cover, usually at the top and bottom of the back.
  2. a rolling tool for impressing such lines.
6.
Architecture.
  1. Also called list. a narrow flat molding or area, raised or sunk between larger moldings or areas.
  2. a narrow portion of the surface of a column left between adjoining flutes.
7.
Anatomy, lemniscus.
8.
a raised rim or ridge, as a ring on the muzzle of a gun.
9.
Metallurgy. a concave strip forming a rounded interior angle in a foundry pattern.
verb (used with object)
10.
Cookery.
  1. to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet.
  2. to cut fillets from.
11.
to bind or adorn with or as if with a fillet.
12.
Machinery. to round off (an interior angle) with a fillet.
Also, filet (for defs 1, 10).
Origin
1300-50; Middle English filet < Anglo-French, Middle French, equivalent to fil thread + -et -et
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British Dictionary definitions for filleting

fillet

/ˈfɪlɪt/
noun
1.
  1. Also called fillet steak. a strip of boneless meat, esp the undercut of a sirloin of beef
  2. the boned side of a fish
  3. the white meat of breast and wing of a chicken
2.
a narrow strip of any material
3.
a thin strip of ribbon, lace, etc, worn in the hair or around the neck
4.
a narrow flat moulding, esp one between other mouldings
5.
a narrow band between two adjacent flutings on the shaft of a column
6.
Also called fillet weld. a narrow strip of welded metal of approximately triangular cross-section used to join steel members at right angles
7.
(heraldry) a horizontal division of a shield, one quarter of the depth of the chief
8.
Also called listel, list. the top member of a cornice
9.
(anatomy) a band of sensory nerve fibres in the brain connected to the thalamus Technical name lemniscus
10.
  1. a narrow decorative line, impressed on the cover of a book
  2. a wheel tool used to impress such lines
11.
another name for fairing1
verb (transitive) -lets, -leting, -leted
12.
to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet
13.
to cut fillets from (meat or fish)
14.
(anatomy) to surgically remove a bone from (part of the body) so that only soft tissue remains
15.
to bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet
Also (for senses 1–3) filet
Word Origin
C14: from Old French filet, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum
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Word Origin and History for filleting

fillet

n.

early 14c., "headband," from Old French filet (12c.) "thread, filament; strip, ligament," diminutive of fil "thread" (see file (v.)). Sense of "cut of meat or fish" is from late 14c., apparently so called because it was prepared by being tied up with a string. As a verb, from c.1600, "to bind with a narrow band;" meaning "to cut in fillets" is from 1846. Related: Filleted; filleting.

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filleting in Medicine

fillet fil·let (fĭl'ĭt)
n.

  1. A loop of cord or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.

  2. A loop-shaped band of fibers, especially the lemniscus.

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Encyclopedia Article for filleting

fillet

(from Latin filum, "thread"), in architecture, the characteristically rectangular or square ribbonlike bands that separate moldings and ornaments. Fillets are common in classical architecture (in which they also may be found between the flutings of columns) and in Gothic architecture. In the Early English and Decorated styles of the 13th and 14th centuries, respectively, the fillet is frequently worked upon larger moldings and column shafts; in these cases it is not always flat but rather is sometimes cut into two or more narrow faces that have sharp edges between them. See also molding

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