runnel

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noun run·nel \ ˈrə-nᵊl \

Definition of runnel

Examples of runnel in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of runnel

alteration of Middle English rinel, from Old English rynel; akin to Old English rinnan to run — more at run

runnel Synonyms

Synonyms
beck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, creek, streamlet
Related Words
arroyo, billabong [Australian], fresh, freshet, runoff; bayou, coulee, slough (also slew or slue), stream, wash; canal, channel, cut, cutoff, gut, kill, millrace, millstream, race, watercourse, waterway; affluent, branch, confluent, distributary, influent, tributary

RUNNEL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of runnel for English Language Learners

  • : a small stream



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