Meaning of INLET in English

INLET

in ‧ let /ˈɪnlet, ˈɪnlət/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Origin: Because it lets water in ]

1 . a narrow area of water that reaches from the sea or a lake into the land:

There are several sheltered inlets along the coast.

2 . the part of a machine through which liquid or gas flows in OPP outlet :

a fuel inlet

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