noun Building Trades.
- filler cap,
- filler metal,
- fillet weld,
- filling defect,
- filling station,
Origin of filleting
- 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.
Origin of fillet
Examples from the Web for filleting
While I was filleting barramundi and julienning carrots, I saved like a man with a plan.A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking|Curtis Stone|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Prepare fillets of whitefish according to the directions for filleting fish in Art. 28.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The ribs c of the arms are then added, and the body is completed (ready to receive the teeth), by filleting in the corners.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
Tooling with dies is essentially different from filleting in the method of execution.
- 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.