- a metal disk that protects the armpit.
- a metal disk on a hafted weapon or a dagger to protect the hand.
- a rondel or rondeau.
- a modification of the rondeau, consisting of nine lines with two refrains.
Origin of roundel
Examples from the Web for roundel
This is the "roundel" sung by the birds "to do Nature honour and plesaunce."English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
He had, however, brought with him a few loaves and a roundel of wine, which he had received at a certain monastery.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages|Edward Lewes Cutts
Term applied to the well-known carving of the roundel common in the Ionic style.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
The one certain example is the Roundel included in the Parl.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
John of Eltham, 1334, has a roundel on the elbow, with articulated plates beneath.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for roundel
Word Origin for roundel
Word Origin and History for roundel
late 13c., "a circle," from Old French rondel "round dance; dance lyric; roundel," from rond "round" (see round (n.)).