|1.||a. Also called: fillet steak a strip of boneless meat, esp the undercut of a sirloin of beef|
|b. the boned side of a fish|
|c. 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.||listel, Also called: list the top member of a cornice|
|9.||anatomy Technical name: lemniscus a band of sensory nerve fibres in the brain connected to the thalamus|
|10.||a. a narrow decorative line, impressed on the cover of a book|
|b. a wheel tool used to impress such lines|
|11.||another name for fairing|
|—vb , -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|
|[C14: from Old French filet, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum]|
fillet fil·let (fĭl'ĭt)
A loop of cord or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
A loop-shaped band of fibers, especially the lemniscus.
Heb. hashukum, plur., joinings (Ex. 27:17; 38:17, 28), the rods by which the tops of the columns around the tabernacle court were joined together, and from which the curtains were suspended (Ex. 27:10, 11; 36:38). In Jer. 52:21 the rendering of a different word, _hut_, meaning a "thread," and designating a measuring-line of 12 cubits in length for the circumference of the copper pillars of Solomon's temple.