inlet

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noun in·let \ˈin-ˌlet, -lət\

Definition of inlet

  1. 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. 2 :  a way of entering; especially :  an opening for intake

Examples of inlet in a sentence

  1. The coast is dotted with tiny inlets.

  2. <went fishing in the quiet inlets of the coast>

Origin and Etymology of inlet

from its letting water in


First Known Use: circa 1576


INLET Defined for English Language Learners

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noun in·let \ˈin-ˌlet, -lət\

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

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noun in·let \ˈin-ˌlet\

Definition of inlet for Students

  1. 1 :  a small or narrow bay

  2. 2 :  an opening through which air, gas, or liquid can enter something


Medical Dictionary

inlet

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noun in·let \ˈin-ˌlet, -lət\

Medical Definition of inlet

  1. :  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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