roundel [roundel roundels] BrE [ˈraʊndl]
NAmE [ˈraʊndl]
noun (technical)
a round design that is used as a decoration or to identify an aircraft
Word Origin:
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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