noun \ˈrə-nəl\

: a small stream

Full Definition of RUNNEL

Examples of RUNNEL

  1. <the fugitive made use of local runnels to throw the bloodhounds off his scent>

Origin of RUNNEL

alteration of Middle English rinel, from Old English rynel; akin to Old English rinnan to run — more at run
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to RUNNEL

Rhymes with RUNNEL


Next Word in the Dictionary: runner
Previous Word in the Dictionary: runnable
All Words Near: runnel

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up runnel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).