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runnel

[ ruhn-l ]
/ ˈrʌn l /
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noun

a small stream; brook; rivulet.
a small channel, as for water.

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Also run·let [ruhn-lit]. /ˈrʌn lɪt/.

Origin of runnel

First recorded in 1570–80; run (in the sense “small stream”) + -el diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for runnel

runnel
/ (ˈrʌnəl) /

noun

literary a small stream

Word Origin for runnel

C16: from Old English rynele; related to run
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