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Related to inlet: inlet pipe
1. a narrow inland opening of the coastline
a. a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
b. (as modifier): an inlet valve
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An entrance or orifice for the admission of fluid.
A short, narrow waterway connecting a bay or lagoon with the sea.
A recess or bay in the shore of a body of water.
A waterway flowing into a larger body of water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An entrance or orifice for the admission of a fluid. The term normally is used with other words as a prefix, such as in inlet air, inlet air temperature, inlet casing, inlet duct, inlet guide van, inlet port, inlet valve, etc. See inlet case.
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