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fillet

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