Roundel

Roun"del

(?), n. [OF. rondel a roundelay, F. rondel, rondeau, a dim. fr. rond; for sense 2, cf. F. rondelle a round, a round shield. See Round, a., and cf. Rondel, Rondelay.] 1. (Mus.) A rondelay. "Sung all the roundel lustily." Chaucer.
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Come, now a roundel and a fairy song.
Shak.
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2. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
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The Spaniards, casting themselves into roundels, . . . made a flying march to Calais.
Bacon.
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Specifically: (a) A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. (b) (Her.) A circular spot; a sharge in the form of a small circle. (c) (Fort.) A bastion of a circular form.
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