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Meaning of INLET

Pronunciation:  [n]'inlet, [v]'in`let, 'inlet

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

INLET is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: recess
 See Also: body of water, Bristol Channel, cove, fiord, fjord, Gulf of Aegina, lake, loch, Saronic Gulf, sea, water, White Sea



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"let\, n.
1. A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a
   place of ingress; entrance.

         Doors and windows,inlets of men and of light. --Sir
                                               H. Wotton.

2. A bay or recess,as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large
   river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or
   between islands.

3. That which is let in or inland; an inserted material.

Note: Inlet is also usewd adjectively,as in inlet pipe, inlet
      valve, etc.

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