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Fillet vs Willet - What's the difference?

fillet | willet |

As a noun fillet

is a headband; a ribbon or other band used to tie the hair up, or keep a headdress in place, or for decoration.

As a verb fillet

is to slice, bone or make into fillets.

As a proper noun willet is





(en noun)
  • A headband; a ribbon or other band used to tie the hair up, or keep a headdress in place, or for decoration.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.iii:
  • In secret shadow, farre from all mens sight: / From her faire head her fillet she vndight, / And laid her stole aside.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • A fillet binds her hair.
  • * 1970 , John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse , Mew York 2007, p. 42:
  • She was talking of Raymond Duncan, a walking absurdity who dressed in an ancient handwoven Greek costume and wore his hair in long braids reaching to his waist, adding, on ceremonial occasions, a fillet of bay-leaves.
  • A thin strip of any material, in various technical uses.
  • (construction) A heavy bead of waterproofing compound or sealant material generally installed at the point where vertical and horizontal surfaces meet.
  • (engineering, drafting, CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an inside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
  • A strip or compact piece of meat or fish from which any bones and skin and feathers have been removed.
  • (architecture) A thin flat moulding/molding used as separation between larger mouldings.
  • (architecture) The space between two flutings in a shaft.
  • (heraldry) An ordinary equally in breadth one quarter of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
  • The thread of a screw.
  • A border of broad or narrow lines of colour or gilt.
  • * '>citation
  • The raised moulding around the muzzle of a gun.
  • Any scantling smaller than a batten.
  • (anatomy) A fascia; a band of fibres; applied especially to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
  • The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
  • Antonyms

    * (rounded outside edge) round


    * (a boneless cut of meat) filet

    Derived terms

    * chicken fillet


  • To slice, bone or make into fillets.
  • To apply, create, or specify a rounded or filled corner to.
  • Synonyms

    * (make into fillets) bone, debone



    (wikipedia willet) (Tringa semipalmata)


    (en noun)
  • Tringa semipalmata'' or ''Catoptrophorus semipalmatus , a large shorebird.
  • Derived terms

    * Carolina willet