Meaning of medallion

me•dal•lion

Pronunciation: (mu-dal'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. a large medal.
  2. anything resembling a medal in form, used as an ornament, in a design, etc.
  3. a permit issued by a governmental agency to operate a taxicab, usually represented by a small metal identification disk displayed on the taxi.
    1. a tablet, usually rounded, often bearing objects represented in relief.
    2. a member in a decorative design resembling a panel.
  4. médaillon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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