runnel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An alteration of an earlier form rinel (from Old English rynel, by assimilation with run, equivalent to run +‎ -el.

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Noun[edit]

runnel (plural runnels)

  1. a small stream, a rivulet
    • 1998, great chambers in the rock where all sorts of plants were growing, under windows which had been cut to let in the sun, and glazed to adjust his warmth, and where runnels of water ran between fruit trees and seedlings — AS Byatt, Elementals

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