runnel

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noun run·nel \ˈrə-nəl\

Examples of runnel in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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runnel

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noun run·nel \ˈrə-nəl\

Definition of runnel for English Language Learners

  • : a small stream


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