Meaning of FILLET in English

I. ˈfi-lət, in sense 2b also fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā noun

also fi·let fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā

Etymology: Middle English filet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of fil thread, from Latin filum — more at file

Date: 14th century

1. : a ribbon or narrow strip of material used especially as a headband


a. : a thin narrow strip of material

b. : a piece or slice of boneless meat or fish ; especially : the tenderloin of beef


a. : a concave junction formed where two surfaces meet (as at an angle)

b. : a strip that gives a rounded appearance to such a junction ; also : a strip to reinforce the corner where two surfaces meet

4. : a narrow flat architectural member:

a. : a flat molding separating others

b. : the space between two flutings in a shaft

II. ˈfi-lət, in sense 2 also fi-ˈlā, ˈfi-(ˌ)lā transitive verb

Date: 1604

1. : to bind, furnish, or adorn with or as if with a fillet

2. : to cut into fillets

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