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Meaning of ROUNDEL

Pronunciation:  'rawndl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a charge in the shape of a circle; a hollow roundel
  2. [n]  round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
  3. [n]  English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third
 Synonyms: annulet
 See Also: armor plate, armor plating, armorial bearing, armour plate, bearing, body armor, body armour, cataphract, charge, coat of mail, heraldic bearing, plate armor, plate armour, rondeau, rondel, suit of armor, suit of armour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Roun"del\, n. [OF. rondel a roundelay, F. rondel,
rondeau, a dim. fr. rond; for sense 2, cf. F. rondelle a
round, a round shield. See {Round}, a., and cf. {Rondel},
1. (Mus.) A rondelay. ``Sung all the roundel lustily.''

         Come, now a roundel and a fairy song. --Shak.

2. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.

         The Spaniards, casting themselves into roundels, . .
         . made a flying march to Calais.      --Bacon.
   (a) A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a
       foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth
       and fifteenth centuries.
   (b) (Her.) A circular spot; a sharge in the form of a
       small circle.
   (c) (Fort.) A bastion of a circular form.