AskDefine | Define fillet

Dictionary Definition



1 a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef [syn: filet]
2 a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish [syn: filet, fish fillet, fish filet]
3 a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus [syn: lemniscus]
4 a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband [syn: taenia, tenia]
5 fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members [syn: stopping]


1 decorate with a lace of geometric designs [syn: filet]
2 cut into filets; "filet the fish" [syn: filet]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • fĭ'lĭt, /ˈfɪlɪt/, /"fIlIt/


  1. (also filet) A strip or compact piece of meat or fish from which any bones have been removed.
  2. A thin flat moulding/molding used as separation between larger mouldings.
  3. (clothing) A flat piece of cloth used as a headband esp. with a wimple.
  4. In the context of "engineering|drafting|CAD": A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an inside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.


  • (rounded inside edge): round


rounded relief or cut

Derived terms


  1. To slice, bone or make into fillets.
  2. To apply, create, or specify a rounded or filled corner to.


make into fillets
apply, etc, a rounded or filled corner to

Extensive Definition

Filet or Fillet may refer to:
fillet in Japanese: ヒレ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Mystik tape, Scotch tape, adhesive tape, anklet, armlet, band, bandage, bandeau, batten, belt, bracelet, cellophane tape, cincture, cingulum, cloth tape, collar, collarband, earring, ecliptic, equator, fascia, finger ring, friction tape, girdle, girt, girth, great circle, hoop, lath, ligula, ligule, list, masking tape, neckband, necklace, nose ring, plank, plastic tape, quoit, ribband, ribbon, ring, shred, slat, slip, spill, spline, strake, strap, strip, stripe, strop, taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, ticker tape, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone
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