What is the difference between Outfall and Outlet?

The difference between outfall and outlet

is that "outfall" is to burst forth, as upon an enemy; make a sally and "outlet" is a vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.

outfall

outlet

Verb

  • (transitive, obsolete) To burst forth, as upon an enemy; make a sally.

Noun

  • A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.
  • Something which allows for the release of one’s desires.
  • A river that runs out of a lake.
  • A shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier.
  • A wall-mounted device such as a socket or receptacle connected to an electrical system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment or appliances.