Definition of inlet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnlet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnlet//
    Coastlines and the sea
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  1. 1a narrow strip of water that stretches into the land from the sea or a lake, or between islands a narrow/sheltered/shallow inlet Wordfinderbeach, cliff, coast, dune, headland, inlet, promontory, sea, shore, tide See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2(specialist) an opening through which liquid, air or gas can enter a machine a fuel inlet opposite outlet
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting admission): from in + the verb let.
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