1 a small disc, esp. a decorative medallion.
2 a circular identifying mark painted on military aircraft, esp. the red, white, and blue of the RAF.
3 a poem of eleven lines in three stanzas.
Etymology: ME f. OF rondel(le) (as ROUND)

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