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English definition of “inlet”

inlet

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.let/ us  

inlet noun [C] (CHANNEL)

a narrow strip of water that goes from a sea or lake into the land or between islands

inlet noun [C] (MACHINE PART)

UK specialized engineering the part of a machine through which liquid or gas enters: an inlet pipe/manifold/valve
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