What does runnel mean?

runnel meaning in General Dictionary

a little flow

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  • A rivulet or tiny brook
  • A rivulet or tiny brook.

runnel meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"rivulet," 1570s, in Hakluyt, alteration of Middle English ryneil, from Old English rinelle, rynel, a diminutive of ryne "a stream" (see run (letter.)).


runnel meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A rivulet or tiny brook.


Sentence Examples with the word runnel

If the irrigator neglected to repair his dyke, or left his runnel open and caused a flood, he had to make good the damage done to his neighbours' crops, or be sold with his family to pay the cost.

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