inletting

inlet

[n. in-let, -lit; v. in-let, in-let]
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; Middle English; see in, let1

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

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