- a narrow inland opening of the coastline
- an entrance or opening
- the act of letting someone or something in
- something let in or inserted
- a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device
- (as modifier) ⇒
an inlet valve
, -lets, -letting, -let
- tr to insert or inlay
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, sea loch
, arm of the sea
, firth or frith
Translations for 'inlet'
- British English: inlet An inlet is a narrow strip of water which goes from a sea or lake into the land. NOUN...a sheltered inlet.
- Brazilian Portuguese: enseada
- Chinese: 水湾水湾灣
- European Spanish: ensenada
- French: crique
- German: Bucht
- Italian: insenatura
- Japanese: 入り江
- Korean: 작은 만
- Portuguese: enseada
- Spanish: ensenada
Example Sentences Including 'inlet'
Again it's at the forefront of technology, with variable valve timing on the inlet valves.
Australian News Misc (2004)
Given Behl's freshness of approach, my recommendation would be to first open an inlet in the organisation, and get the customer's voice in.
Business Today (1998)
Hyde had left the small launch he had hired from a broken-down marina on the Sacramento River Arm in a tiny inlet.
The Last Raven
It gets two huge oval air intakes, new sweeping headlights and another huge scoop inlet on either side.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
Lovers ' Cove is a private sheltered inlet with a white coral beach, giving you the chance to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
The rocky inlet bent sharply to port, then opened out in a shallow bay.
IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)
The sky had taken on a livid hue, the head of the inlet blocked out.
They stopped at a tiny inlet to stare at a rusted burnt-out Cadillac which lay with its fender submerged in the glossy water.
We bed down in the pampering, three-storey mansion called Tranquil House Inn, on Shallowbag Bay, an inlet of calm.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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