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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

(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]
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Having spent a day filleting, I now know what it takes and can't express just how very pleased I am that the North Shields Fish Filleting Training School is training other people to do it for me.
The bus offers courses in food hygiene, first aid and fire fighting but the real purpose is to get people interested in the job of fish filleting.
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.
The fish are then fed into an automatic filleting machine, which is set for guts in processing.
The FHF-XB is a front half filleting system where the front half is automatically deskinned while the skin on the wings remains Intact.