(1) A narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands. (2) An arm of the SEA (or other body of water) that is long compared to its width, and that may extend a considerable distance inland.
The small hole or holes situated at or near the bottom of the stilling well through which the tidal water passes in and out. The area and form of the inlet are determined in relation to the area of cross section of the well, so as to achieve maximum damping of unwanted oscillations without causing an acceptable departure from the height of the tide to be recorded.
A point where water passes through a drain, such as to a culvert; an opening providing a means of entrance, such as a smaller body of water (a creek, for example) leading to a larger body, such as the ocean or a river.