rill

1
[ ril ]
/ rɪl /

noun

a small rivulet or brook.

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Origin of rill

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1530–40; <Dutch or Low German; compare Frisian ril

Definition for rill (2 of 2)

rill2

or rille

[ ril ]
/ rɪl /

noun Astronomy.

any of certain long, narrow, straight or sinuous trenches or valleys observed on the surface of the moon.

Origin of rill

2
1885–90; <German Rille;see rill1
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British Dictionary definitions for rill

rill
/ (rɪl) /

noun

a brook or stream; rivulet
a small channel or gulley, such as one formed during soil erosion
Also: rille one of many winding cracks on the moon

Word Origin for rill

C15: from Low German rille; related to Dutch ril
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