Roundel meaning

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A curved form, especially a semicircular panel, window, or recess.
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Something round, or circular.
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A round ornamental panel, plate, niche, etc.
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A small, round window or pane.
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Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
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(music) A roundelay or rondelay.
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A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
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(heraldry) A circular spot; a charge in the form of a small coloured circle.
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(aviation) A circular insignia painted on an aircraft to identify its nationality or service.
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A bastion of a circular form.
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Origin of roundel

  • Middle English from Old French rondel diminutive of rond circle, round round1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French rondelet, diminutive of Old French rondel, (French: rondeau.

    From Wiktionary