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Meaning of roundel

roun•del

Pronunciation: (roun'dl), [key]
— n.
  1. something round or circular.
  2. a small, round pane or window.
  3. a decorative plate, panel, tablet, or the like, round in form.
  4. a round piece of colored gelatin or glass placed over stage lights as a color medium to obtain lighting effects.
    1. a metal disk that protects the armpit.
    2. a metal disk on a hafted weapon or a dagger to protect the hand.
  5. a small circular charge.
    1. a rondel or rondeau.
    2. a modification of the rondeau, consisting of nine lines with two refrains.
  6. a round dance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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