Definitions for Inletˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•letˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt(n.; v.)-let, -let•ting.

  1. (n.)an indentation of a shoreline, usu. long and narrow; small bay or arm.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. a narrow passage between islands.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. an entrance.

  4. something put in or inserted.

  5. (v.t.)to put in; insert.

Origin of inlet:

1560–70; in+let1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inlet, recess(noun)

    an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

  2. intake, inlet(noun)

    an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inlet(noun)

    a passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance

  2. Inlet(noun)

    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. Inlet(noun)

    that which is let in or inland; an inserted material


  1. Inlet

    An inlet often leading to an enclosed body of water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh. In sea coasts, an inlet usually refers to the actual connection between a bay and the ocean and is often called an "entrance" or a recession in the shore of a sea, lake, or river. A certain kind of inlet created by glaciation is a fjord, typically but not always in mountainous coastlines and also in montane lakes. Complexes of large inlets or fjords may be called sounds, e.g., Puget Sound, Howe Sound, Karmsund. Some fjord-type inlets are called canals, e.g., Portland Canal, Lynn Canal, Hood Canal, and some are channels, e.g., Dean Channel and Douglas Channel.

Translations for Inlet

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a small bay in the coastline of a sea, lake etc

There are several pretty inlets suitable for bathing.

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