Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rivulet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little rivulet or stream; a runnel.
  • noun See rundlet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook.
  • noun Same as rundlet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small stream or brook.
  • noun archaic a wine measure, equivalent to 18 gallons.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From run +‎ -let. Compare runnel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French rondelet ("roundlet"). More at roundlet.

Examples

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  • "Every inch of the dry, inhospitable hills was used. Tiny houses were everywhere. I saw water trucks drawn by oxen and women washing in every mantled pool or runlet of green water."

    - 'The São Francisco', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008