in letting


[n. in-let, -lit; v. in-let, in-let]

1250–1300; Middle English; see in, let1

bay, cove, gulf, inlet. Unabridged
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1.  a narrow inland opening of the coastline
2.  an entrance or opening
3.  the act of letting someone or something in
4.  something let in or inserted
5.  a.  a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
 b.  (as modifier): an inlet valve
vb , -lets, -letting, -let
6.  (tr) to insert or inlay

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Word Origin & History

1570, "narrow opening into a coast, arm fo the sea," a special use of M.E. inleten "to let in" (c.1300). Originally a Kentish term.
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Medical Dictionary

inlet in·let (ĭn'lět', -lĭt)
A passage leading into a cavity.

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