verb (used with object), in·set, in·set·ting.
Origin of inset
Related formsin·set·ter, noun
Examples from the Web for inset
This inset grille here contains both microphone and speaker—ear and mouth.The Affair of the Brains|Anthony Gilmore
There was a slight click as the bottom tightened automatically, the price appeared on the inset beside the stud, and Greg drank.Cancer World|Harry Warner
About the neck and waist of the exquisite female figure were inset jewels, simulating girdle and necklace.
Beyond this was a wharf of carved stone, and the men followed where steps were inset to allow them to ascend.
She was twisting at an inset handle around which faint lines indicated the door edge.
British Dictionary definitions for inset
verb (ɪnˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set
- a small map or diagram set within the borders of a larger one
- another name for insert (def. 4)