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1. A little circle.
2. A small circular object.
3. A medieval cap with a padded roll around the brim.

[Middle English, from Old French rondelet, diminutive of rondel, roundel; see roundel.]
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literary a small circle
[C14: from Old French rondelet, from Old French rondel]
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