Definition of inlet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    inlet

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɪnlɛt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈɪnlət//
     
     
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  1. 1a narrow strip of water that stretches into the land from the ocean or a lake, or between islands a narrow/sheltered/shallow inlet
  2. 2(technology) an opening through which liquid, air, or gas can enter a machine a fuel inlet opposite outlet
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