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1. A circular architectural or decorative element, such as a painted panel or a stained glass window.
a. A rondel.
b. A rondeau.
[Middle English, from Old French rondel, diminutive of rond, circle, round; see round1.]
1. (Poetry) a form of rondeau consisting of three stanzas each of three lines with a refrain after the first and the third
2. (Military) a circular identifying mark in national colours on military aircraft
3. (Architecture) a small ornamental circular window, panel, medallion, plate, disc, etc
4. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a round plate of armour used to protect the armpit
5. (Heraldry) heraldry a charge in the shape of a circle
6. (Dancing) another word for roundelay1
[C13: from Old French rondel a little circle; see rondel]
1. something round or circular.
2. a small, round pane or window.
3. a decorative plate, panel, tablet, or the like, round in form.
a. a rondel or rondeau.
b. a modification of the rondeau, consisting of nine lines with two refrains.
[1250–1300; Middle English roundele, rundel(le) < Old French rondel, derivative of rond round1 (adj.)]
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|Noun||1.||roundel - English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third|
|2.||roundel - round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit|
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
|3.||roundel - (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; "a hollow roundel"|
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms