inlet

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in·let

noun \ˈin-ˌlet, -lət\

: a narrow area of water that goes into the land from a sea or lake

: an opening through which air, gas, or liquid can enter something (such as a machine)

Full Definition of INLET

1
a :  a bay or recess in the shore of a sea, lake, or river; also :  creek
b :  a narrow water passage between peninsulas or through a barrier island leading to a bay or lagoon
2
:  a way of entering; especially :  an opening for intake

Examples of INLET

  1. The coast is dotted with tiny inlets.
  2. <went fishing in the quiet inlets of the coast>

Origin of INLET

from its letting water in
First Known Use: circa 1576

Related to INLET

Synonyms
arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), gulf, loch [Scottish]

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

in·let

noun \ˈin-ˌlet, -lət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INLET

: the upper opening of a bodily cavity; especially : that of the cavity of the true pelvis bounded by the pelvic brim

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