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inlet

[n. in-let, -lit; v. in-let, in-let] /n. ˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; v. ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt/
noun
1.
an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow; small bay or arm.
2.
a narrow passage between islands.
3.
a place of admission; entrance.
4.
something put in or inserted.
verb (used with object), inlet, inletting.
5.
to put in; insert.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see in, let1
Can be confused
bay, cove, gulf, inlet.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-letting

inlet

noun (ˈɪnˌlɛt)
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.
  1. a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
  2. (as modifier): an inlet valve
verb (ɪnˈlɛt) -lets, -letting, -let
6.
(transitive) to insert or inlay
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Word Origin and History for in-letting

inlet

n.

1570s, "narrow opening into a coast, arm of the sea," a special use of Middle English inleten "to let in" (c.1300), from in + let (v.). In this sense said by old sources to be originally a Kentish term.

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in-letting in Medicine

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

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