Meaning of FILLET in English


/fil"it/ ; usually /fi lay"/ for 1, 10 , n.

1. Cookery.

a. a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, esp. the beef tenderloin.

b. 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.

a. a decorative line impressed on a book cover, usually at the top and bottom of the back.

b. a rolling tool for impressing such lines.

6. Archit.

a. Also called list . a narrow flat molding or area, raised or sunk between larger moldings or areas. See diag. under molding .

b. a narrow portion of the surface of a column left between adjoining flutes.

7. Anat. lemniscus.

8. a raised rim or ridge, as a ring on the muzzle of a gun.

9. Metall. a concave strip forming a rounded interior angle in a foundry pattern.


10. Cookery.

a. to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet.

b. to cut fillets from.

11. to bind or adorn with or as if with a fillet.

12. Mach. to round off (an interior angle) with a fillet.

Also, filet (for defs. 1, 10).

[ 1300-50; ME filet fil thread + -et -ET ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .