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Definition of fillet verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fillet

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈleɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fillet
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈleɪ//
 
he / she / it fillets
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈleɪs//
 
past simple filleted
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈleɪɪd//
 
past participle filleted
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈleɪɪd//
 
-ing form filleting
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈleɪɪŋ//
 
 
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fillet something to remove the bones from a piece of fish or meat; to cut fish or meat into fillets Word Origin Middle English (denoting a band worn round the head): from Old French filet ‘thread’, based on Latin filum ‘thread’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fillet

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