- 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.
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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