inlet [in′let΄, in let′; ] for n. [ in′let΄, in′lət]
inlet, inletting [ME inletan: see IN-1 & LET1]
to inlay or insert
[ME inlate < the v.]
a) a narrow strip of water extending into a body of land from a river, lake, ocean, etc.; small bay or creek
b) a narrow strip of water between islands
c) a stream, river, etc. that flows into a larger body of water, as a lake or pond
2. the act of letting something in
3. an entrance, opening, or passage
4. something inlaid or inserted

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