inlet

Definitions of inlet
  1. noun
    an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
    synonyms: recess
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    Bristol Channel
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between southern Wales and southwestern England
    Gulf of Aegina
    a gulf of the Aegean on the southeastern coast of Greece
    White Sea
    a large inlet of the Barents Sea in the northwestern part of European Russia
    Zuider Zee
    a former inlet of the North Sea in the northern coast of the Netherlands; sealed off from the sea in 1932 by a dam that created the IJsselmeer
    Loch Linnhe
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the western coast of Scotland
    Trondheim Fiord
    a long narrow inlet of the Norwegian Sea
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    cove
    a small inlet
    fiord, fjord
    a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
    loch
    a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)
    lough
    a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Ireland
    type of:
    body of water, water
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
  2. noun
    an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
    synonyms: intake
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    air horn
    air intake of a carburetor
    siamese, siamese connection
    an inlet with two or more couplings to which a hose can be attached so that fire engines can pump water into the sprinkler system of a building
    type of:
    opening
    a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
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