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Definition of "fillet" []

  • A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband. (noun)
  • A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin. (noun)
  • A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting. (noun)
  • Architecture A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings. (noun)
  • Architecture A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fillet" in a sentence
  • "Eric - Typically if a fillet is marked “sashimi grade”, then it is safe to eat."
  • "Give me a well marbled T-bone or fillet from a fat grain fed steer, black on the outside and red (without blood) on the inside, garlic and black pepper."
  • "The design of the Classic Head cent had resulted in criticism, for the narrow headband worn by Liberty (called a fillet) was worn only by young males in ancient Greece, awarded as a prize to winners of athletic contests."