- a boneless cut or slice of meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
- a piece of veal or other meat boned, rolled, and tied for roasting.
- a decorative line impressed on a book cover, usually at the top and bottom of the back.
- a rolling tool for impressing such lines.
- Also called list. a narrow flat molding or area, raised or sunk between larger moldings or areas.
- a narrow portion of the surface of a column left between adjoining flutes.
verb (used with object)
- to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet.
- to cut fillets from.
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Origin of fillet
Example sentences from the Web for fillet
That said, if you’re imagining a big fillet of pure meat like you pick up at the store, you’re going to be disappointed.How to Clean, Cook, and Eat Trout in the Backcountry|Ryan Wichelns|October 15, 2020|Outside Online
Barofsky recalls with evident glee that Warren “just filleted Geithner” at a June 2010 public TARP oversight hearing.Elizabeth the Great: Warren’s Sweet Victory in Massachusetts|Daniel Gross|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The four facing the cardinal points of the compass are larger than the intermediate ones, which are filleted.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
May I tempt you to a little more filleted lemon sole, miss Dubedat?Ulysses|James Joyce
Cooked en casserole, or filleted, or grilled and stuffed with Carlsbad plums, it is delicious.
The Daphnephoria is headed by a boy, both whose parents are alive, and his nearest male relation carries the filleted pole.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
A board is rebated and filleted when two adjoining rebates are filled with a fillet.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for fillet
- Also called: fillet steak a strip of boneless meat, esp the undercut of a sirloin of beef
- the boned side of a fish
- the white meat of breast and wing of a chicken
- a narrow decorative line, impressed on the cover of a book
- a wheel tool used to impress such lines