What does the word fillet mean?

Usage examples for fillet

  1. Then, knowing his strength was coming to an end, he approached an Indian whose splendid fillet and trappings denoted him of consequence; and Jones was near shouting with relief when the Indian shrank backward. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  2. The costume was of that classical character prevalent in this country before the general peace; a blue ribbon bound together as a fillet her clustering chestnut curls. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli