roundel [roundel roundels] BrE [ˈraʊndl] NAmE [ˈraʊndl] noun (technical)
a round design that is used as a decoration or to identify an aircraft
Middle English: from Old French rondel, from ro(u)nd-, from a variant of Latin rotundus ‘rotund’.
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|n.||1.||(Mus.) A rondelay.|
Come, now a roundel and a fairy song.
|2.||Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.|
The Spaniards, casting themselves into roundels, . . . made a flying march to Calais.
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