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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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Darren Adamson, of Chirton, North Shields, teaches the trainees at the filleting school and he is the one who show-offs, and passes on the art of fish filleting when the bus travels around the region.
I didn't get any training but I learnt on the job really and started filleting when I was 17.
Fish filleting is a dying art but at the end of the day there is nothing better than having it done by hand rather than machine.
When faced with such enthusiasm it is difficult not to get carried away by the tide and so it was that I was stitched up like a kipper by my boss and told to have a go at the fish filleting process.
But I really enjoy the training and I know that there are lots of jobs out there for people qualified in fish filleting.
The fish filleting bus is offering a full day course to hotels, restaurants, day centres or any organisation that wants to train up their staff in the art.
Used in concert with the construction history feature, the new filleting tool can edit previously constructed fillets and update them automatically, saving the designer time without rebuilding the geometry.
VX Version 5 also makes traditionally complex variable fillets much easier to create by allowing up to hundreds of variations in filleting through a single command.
By using the StudioTools powerful construction history feature, the new filleting tool can be used to edit previously constructed fillets and update them automatically, saving the designer time without rebuilding the geometry.
7 software, finds the filleting tool has enhanced the design team's modeling workflow.
Multiple surface filleting will create corner fillets for inside corners and fanning fillets for outside corners, both with full control over branching and fillet termination.