runnel

[ ruhn-l ]
/ ˈrʌn l /

noun

a small stream; brook; rivulet.
a small channel, as for water.
Also run·let [ruhn-lit] /ˈrʌn lɪt/.

Origin of runnel

1570–80; run (noun) + -el diminutive suffix
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runnel

/ (ˈrʌnəl) /

noun

literary a small stream

Word Origin for runnel

C16: from Old English rynele; related to run
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