fillet

[ fil-it; usually fi-ley for 1, 10 ]
/ ˈfɪl ɪt; usually fɪˈleɪ for 1, 10 /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Also filet (for defs 1, 10).

Origin of fillet

1300–50; Middle English filet < Anglo-French, Middle French, equivalent to fil thread + -et -et
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British Dictionary definitions for fillet

fillet
/ (ˈfɪlɪt) /

noun

verb -lets, -leting or -leted (tr)

Also (for senses 1–3): filet

Word Origin for fillet

C14: from Old French filet, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum
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Medical definitions for fillet

fillet
[ fĭlĭt ]

n.

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.
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