fillet[ fil-it; usually fi-ley for 1, 10 ]SEE DEFINITION OF fillet
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FILLET
If the leafwork on the helm were tossed up backward, it would hide the fillet.
We'll have peas with the fillet, and potato balls and Brussels sprouts.
Fillet a sole and interlard each piece with a bit of anchovy.
I would at any time prefer a slice off the fillet of a buffalo to any pheasant.
He remained all day on the sea-shore, his head only held on to his body by a fillet.
Thin and fillet a pair of soles, each weighing about a pound.
The hair was blonde, and bound by a fillet (infula) woven of gold.
The woman was in white fur with a fillet of seaweed round her head.
A snood or fillet of blue ribbon confined her luxuriant hair.
The head is erect, and the forehead encircled by a fillet, much carved.
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.