Definition of rindle in English:

rindle

(also rinnal, rinnel, rindel)

noun

English Regional, North Midland, Scottish, Northern
  • A small stream or watercourse; a brook; a runnel; (occasionally) a trickle of liquid.

verb

English Regional, Scottish, North
rare
  • no object Of a stream, etc.: to flow gently; to trickle.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in The Vespasian Psalter. Probably a merging of two distinct but closely related Germanic base forms: (i) Old English rinnelle (weak feminine) stream, brook from an ablaut variant ( e -grade) of the Germanic base of run + the Germanic base of -el; and (ii) Old English rynele (weak feminine) stream, brook, and rynel (strong masculine) stream, brook, also runner, messenger, both from an ablaut variant (zero-grade) of the Germanic base of run + the Germanic base of -el<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Brierley (1825–1896), writer. From rindle.

Pronunciation

rindle

/ˈrɪnd(ə)l/