Definition of inlet
1a : a bay or recess in the shore of a sea, lake, or river; also : creekb : 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 in a Sentence
The coast is dotted with tiny inlets.
went fishing in the quiet inlets of the coast
Recent Examples of inlet from the Web
The South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility’s headquarters stands on the south side of the Port Everglades inlet, off a testing range the Navy has operated for more than 50 years.
Framing all those air inlets are unique aero bits like twin front dive planes, an extra-long splitter, and a proper pitched aileron at the rear, all of which conspire to generate 300 pounds (136kg) of downforce at 150mph (241km/h).
This reduces the inlet temperature under boost and allows for optimum power output, even under extreme conditions.
There is a lot of water coming in and going out of Boca and best results are coming to trout anglers in float tubes or prams near the inlet.
A rainbow has appeared above the mountains and the inlet.
A 2015 study by Karen Clark & Co., a catastrophe modeling firm, concluded that Tampa, because of its shallow sea bed and numerous inlets, is the third-most vulnerable metro area in the nation to costly flooding from a once-a-century hurricane.
Three years earlier, Jamila Watkins and 15-year-old Shayne Hart were walking along the water’s edge when the sand gave way beneath them, plunging them into the swirling waters of the inlet, killing both of them.
The backlash was so great that the commissioners relented by opening part of the inlet to dogs.
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Origin and Etymology of inlet
from its letting water in
First Known Use: circa 1576See Words from the same year
INLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inlet for English Language Learners
: 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)
INLET Defined for Kids
Definition of inlet for Students
1 : a small or narrow bay
2 : an opening through which air, gas, or liquid can enter something
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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