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fillet

 [fil´et]
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction during surgery.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

fil·let

(fil'et), Avoid the mispronunciation fi-lā'.
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]

fillet

/fil·let/ (fil´et)
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction on the fetus.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

fillet

(fĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
a. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
b. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
3. Architecture
a. A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings.
b. A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column.
4. A narrow decorative line impressed onto the cover of a book.
5. Heraldry A narrow horizontal band placed in the lower fourth area of the chief.
6. Anatomy A loop-shaped band of fibers, such as the lemniscus.
tr.v. fil·leted, fil·leting, fil·lets
1. To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′) To slice, bone, or make into fillets.

fil·let

(fil'ĕt)
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus.
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]

fillet

1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.
3. the psoas major and iliacus muscles.

fillet technique
a surgical procedure for subtotal prostatectomy in which the prostatic urethra is preserved and postsurgical complications from urinary incontinence are minimized.
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The original idea was to tackle the shortage of fish filleters by offering a 16-week course in North Shields.
The filleters in wet-fish shops, restaurants and hotels alike are getting on in years and fewer in number and the training school is one of the ways in which the trade is being given a boost.
Allan Schiller, project manager of the new mobile training facility, said: "We have a serious shortage of fish filleters nationwide since the downturn in fishing quotas in the 1970s and 1980s so it is vital that the industry has a source of young talent coming through to sustain its future.
The filleters did a double-take before deciding how best to tackle the monster.
Training school manager Allan Schiller said: "We have a serious shortage of fish filleters nationwide since the downturn in fishing quotas in the 1970s and 1980s, so it is vital that the industry has a source of young talent coming through to sustain its future.
A mobile training school takes to the road this week aimed at tackling a nationwide shortage of fish filleters.
A 20lb carp announced the end of the world to two New York fish filleters.
It's not just about the fish merchants, or the chandlers, or the filleters or any of the people who earn their living on Scotland's freezing quaysides.
Fish filleters can earn pounds 12,000 a year, that's over pounds 230 a week.
She told an employment tribunal she was sworn at and insulted by John McGuinness, whose job was to carry fish for the filleters.
Or are Julio, Ryan and Tim just so outrageously full of testosterone that girls would still mob them if they were unemployed fish filleters from Fraserburgh?
Years ago, as a male filleter, I would have been a curiosity.