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rillalso rille (rĭl)
1. A small brook; a rivulet.
2. Variant of rille.
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1. (Physical Geography) a brook or stream; rivulet
2. (Physical Geography) a small channel or gulley, such as one formed during soil erosion
3. (Astronomy) Also: rille one of many winding cracks on the moon
[C15: from Low German rille; related to Dutch ril]
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a small rivulet or brook.
[1530–40; < Dutch or Low German; compare Frisian ril]
any of certain long, narrow trenches or valleys observed on the surface of the moon.
[1885–90; < German Rille; see rill1]
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|Noun||1.||rill - a small stream|
|2.||rill - a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)|
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
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