inlet (inlets, present participle inletting; past and past participle inlet)

  1. (transitive) To let in; admit.
  2. (transitive) To insert; inlay.

inlet (plural inlets)

  1. A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.
  2. A passage that leads into a cavity.
    • 1748. HUME, David. An enquiry concerning human understanding. In: L. A. SELBY-BIGGE, M. A. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 15.
      by opening this new inlet for sensations, you also open an inlet for the ideas;
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