1. A few band, especially one intended to encircle the hair
of the head. "A belt
her waist, a fillet
binds her hair." (Pope)
2. A piece
of lean meat without
bone; sometimes, a long
strip rolled together and tied.
of beef is the under side
of the sirlom; also
called tenderloin. A fillet
of veal or mutton
is the fleshy part
of the thigh. A fillet
is a slice
of flat fish without
bone. "Fillet of a fenny snake."
3. A thin
strip or ribbon; especially., A strip of metal
from which coins are punched. A strip of card clothing. A thin
4. A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.
5. A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding separating another moldings; a reglet; also, the space between two flutings in a shaft.
6. An usual equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
7. The thread of a screw.
8. A border of broad or narrow lines of colour or gilt.
9. The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
10. Any scantling less than a batten.
11. A fascia; a band of fibres; applied especially. To determined bands of white matter in the brain.
12. The loins of a horse, beginning at the seat where the hinder part of the saddle rests. Arris fillet. See Arris.
Origin: OE. Filet, felet, fr. OF. Filet thread, fillet of meat, dim. Of fil a thread, fr. L. Filum. See Fille a row.
Source: Websters Vocabulary