rondache

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rondache (plural rondaches)

  1. A circular shield carried by foot soldiers.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 26.
      The roundel or rondache derived its name from its circular figure, it was made of oziers boards of light wood, sinews or ropes, covered with leather, plates of metal, or stuck full of nails in concentric circles or other figures.

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