Synonyms for Inlet:

n.

bearing, button, ball bearing, chamber, ancillary, belt, cam, bucket, camshaft, carriage, channel. archipelago, bight, the Bermuda Triangle, the English Channel, fishery, the Channel, the depths, territory. arm of the sea (noun)
bight, bayou, strait, channel, gulf, sound, estuary, entrance, bay, cove.
body of water (noun)
estuary, puddle, ditch, fiord, gulf, bay, reservoir, ocean, well, sound, tank, bayou, lagoon, lake, cove, pond, pool, strait.
inlet (noun)
recess.
object (noun)
recess.
opening (noun)
embouchure, gate, opening, entrance, aperture, pore, hatch, yawning, portal, mouth, chasm, door, orifice, gap.

Other synonyms:

bight. channel.

Usage examples for inlet

  1. They continued northward along the low, barren barriers of sand which divide the waters of the ocean from those of Pamlica and Croatan Sounds, and, two days later, came to anchor off an island called Wocoken, in what was an inlet at that day. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  2. She was still looking back toward the tall wall of spruce across the inlet from which the sharp echo was flung. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  3. " My husband got ketched in the inlet sir," she said in an apologetic tone, as if to excuse his absence. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith