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From Middle English roundel, rundel, rondel, from Old French rondel (something round and flat), a diminutive of rond (round). More at round.

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roundel (plural roundels)

  1. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
  2. (music) A roundelay or rondelay.
    • 1595, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II, Scene II, line 1:
      Come, now a roundel and a fairy song ... Fairies sing.
    • Sung all the roundel lustily. — Chaucer
  3. A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  4. (heraldry) A circular spot; a charge in the form of a small coloured circle.
  5. (aviation) a circular insignia painted on an aircraft to identify its nationality or service.
  6. A bastion of a circular form.

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