Definition and Meanings for fillet

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Fillet is ranked 44,675 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of fillet

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of fillet

oe. filet, felet, fr. of. filet thread, fillet of meat, dim. of fil a thread, fr. l. filum. see fille a row

Meaning of fillet

as noun

  • a little band, especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head.
  • a piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied.
  • 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.
  • a concave filling in of a re
  • 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.
  • an ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
  • the thread of a screw.
  • a border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt.
  • the raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
  • any scantling smaller than a batten.
  • a fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
  • the loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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