3. A thin strip or ribbon; esp.: (a) A strip of metal from which coins are punched. (b) A strip of card
clothing. (c) A thin projecting band or strip.
4. (Mach.) A concave filling in of a reëntrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.
5. (Arch.) A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding separating other moldings; a reglet; also, the
space between two flutings in a shaft. See Illust. of Base, and Column.
6. (Her.) An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds
7. (Mech.) The thread of a screw.
8. A border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt.
9. The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
10. Any scantling smaller than a batten.
11. (Anat.) A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
12. (Man.) The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
Arris fillet. See under Arris.
(Fil"let), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Filleting.] To bind, furnish, or adorn with a
1. (Arch.) The protecting of a joint, as between roof and parapet wall, with mortar, or cement, where
flashing is employed in better work.
2. The material of which fillets are made; also, fillets, collectively.
(Fil"li*beg) n. A kilt. See Filibeg.
(Fil"li*bus`ter) n. See Filibuster.
1. That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity
in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the
pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc.
2. The woof in woven fabrics.
3. (Brewing) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
Back filling. (Arch.) See under Back, a.
(Fil"lip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filliped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Filliping.] [For filp, flip. Cf. Flippant.]
1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that
position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger. "You filip me o' the head." Shak.