verb (used with object), in·let, in·let·ting.
Origin of inlet
Examples from the Web for inlet
In an inlet north of Pensacola Beach, his crew sighted more tar balls.
One after another of the summer residents disappeared in the inlet, and Tess was waiting for the hill-house people also to leave.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
The Ghost, turning her head toward the inlet, ran straight for the breakers.
The harbour of Sebastopol is an inlet about four miles long, and from half to three-quarters of a mile wide.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
This vent must have a diameter at least equal to the inlet pipe of the holder.
You must take to the inlet here, and swim up it until you come to the mouth of the brook yonder in the forest.Prisoners of Hope|Mary Johnston
- a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
- (as modifier)an inlet valve
verb (ɪnˈlɛt) -lets, -letting or -let
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.