AskDefine | Define rondel

Dictionary Definition

rondel n : a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas [syn: rondeau]

Extensive Definition

Rondel (from Old French, the diminutive of roont "round", meaning "small circle") may refer to:
  • Rondel (dagger) or roundel, type of medieval dagger
  • Rondel (armour), a circular piece of steel, as part of an armour harness, that normally protects a vulnerable point
  • Rondel (poem), short poem of 14 lines
  • Rondel enclosure, type of prehistoric enclosure found in Continental Europe
  • Roundel, distinctive round logos painted on military (airforce or navy) crafts
  • Rondel Racing, a British racing team that competed in the Formula 2 series between 1971 and 1973
See also: Rondeau
rondel in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Рандэль
rondel in Czech: Rondel
rondel in Lithuanian: Rondelis
rondel in Polish: Rondel (ujednoznacznienie)
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