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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.]
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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]
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(ˈraʊn dl)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roundel - English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third
rondel, rondeau - a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas
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
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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
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