- 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.
- filled milk,
- filled to the brim,
- filler cap,
- filler metal,
- fillet weld,
- filling defect,
- filling station
Origin of fillet
Examples from the Web for filleted
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
Prepare like the fillets of plaice, with the exception that the sole should be skinned before it is filleted.The Skilful Cook|Mary Harrison
Such corners have either to be filleted or "stooled" in stripping plate work, and neither method often is practicable.
Cooked en casserole, or filleted, or grilled and stuffed with Carlsbad plums, it is delicious.
- Also called: fillet steaka 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
verb -lets, -leting or -leted (tr)
Word Origin for fillet
early 14c., "headband," from Old French filet (12c.) "thread, filament; strip, ligament," diminutive of fil "thread" (see file (v.)). Sense of "cut of meat or fish" is from late 14c., apparently so called because it was prepared by being tied up with a string. As a verb, from c.1600, "to bind with a narrow band;" meaning "to cut in fillets" is from 1846. Related: Filleted; filleting.