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“… the black hole begins to fillet the star …”

meanings of fillet


  1. A fine strip of any material, in various technical uses.
  2. The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
  3. A colored or gilded border.
  4. The raised moulding around the muzzle of a gun.
  5. A heavy bead of waterproofing compound or sealant material generally installed at the point where vertical and horizontal surfaces meet.
  6. An ordinary equal in breadth to one quarter of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
  7. A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an inside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
  8. A strip or compact piece of meat or fish from which any bones and skin and feathers have been removed.
  9. Any scantling smaller than a batten.
  10. A fine flat moulding/molding used as separation between coarser mouldings.
  11. A headband; a ribbon or other band used to tie the hair up, or keep a headdress in place, or for decoration.
  12. The space between two flutings in a shaft.
  13. The thread of a screw.
  14. A fascia; a band of fibres; applied especially to certain bands of white matter in the brain.


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

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