[fil-it; usually fi-ley for 1, 10] /ˈfɪl ɪt; usually fɪˈleɪ for 1, 10/
a narrow band of ribbon or the like worn around the head, usually as an ornament; headband.
any narrow strip, as wood or metal.
a strip of any material used for binding.
a raised rim or ridge, as a ring on the muzzle of a gun.
Metallurgy. a concave strip forming a rounded interior angle in a foundry pattern.
verb (used with object)
to bind or adorn with or as if with a fillet.
Machinery. to round off (an interior angle) with a fillet.
a narrow strip of any material
a thin strip of ribbon, lace, etc, worn in the hair or around the neck
a narrow flat moulding, esp one between other mouldings
a narrow band between two adjacent flutings on the shaft of a column
Also called fillet weld. a narrow strip of welded metal of approximately triangular cross-section used to join steel members at right angles
(heraldry) a horizontal division of a shield, one quarter of the depth of the chief
Also called listel, list. the top member of a cornice
(anatomy) a band of sensory nerve fibres in the brain connected to the thalamus Technical name lemniscus
another name for fairing1
verb (transitive) -lets, -leting, -leted
to cut or prepare (meat or fish) as a fillet
to cut fillets from (meat or fish)
(anatomy) to surgically remove a bone from (part of the body) so that only soft tissue remains
to bind or decorate with or as if with a 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.
fillet fil·let (fĭl’ĭt)
Heb. hashukum, plur., joinings (Ex. 27:17; 38:17, 28), the rods by which the tops of the columns around the tabernacle court were joined together, and from which the curtains were suspended (Ex. 27:10, 11; 36:38). In Jer. 52:21 the rendering of a different word, _hut_, meaning a “thread,” and designating a measuring-line of 12 cubits in length for the circumference of the copper pillars of Solomon’s temple.
[fil-it] /ˈfɪl ɪt/ noun, Metalworking. 1. a weld with a triangular cross section joining two surfaces that meet in an interior right angle.
[fil-in] /ˈfɪlˌɪn/ noun 1. a person or thing that fills in, as a substitute, replacement, or insertion: The company used a fill-in for workers on vacation. 2. a brief, informative summary; a rundown. noun
[fil-ing] /ˈfɪl ɪŋ/ noun 1. an act or instance of filling. 2. something that is put in to fill something else: They used sand as filling for the depression. 3. Dentistry. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused by decay in a tooth. 4. a food […]
- Filling defect
filling defect n. A defect in the contour of part of the gastrointestinal tract, as seen by x-ray after contrast medium has been introduced, indicating the presence of a tumor or foreign body.