roun·​del | \ ˈrau̇n-dᵊl How to pronounce roundel (audio) \

Definition of roundel

1 : a round figure or object (such as a circular panel, window, or niche)
b : an English modified rondeau

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the windows in the colonial-era statehouse are roundels
Recent Examples on the Web Other visual touches that tie Ford’s 2022 car to the one from 1966 include a matte roundel showing the number five and made of carbon fiber on the door panels. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 9 Apr. 2022 The right side of the helmets and the shoulders of the jerseys display the roundel. Mark Heim |, al, 11 Dec. 2021 The new emblem—inspired by the classic BMW Motorsport logo—will replace the standard blue and white roundel on the vehicle's front and rear and on the wheel hubs. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 27 Nov. 2021 The popular roundel crest has been eschewed in favor of a pennant-style shield, which is actually a nod to the shape of the Ohio state flag. Demetrius Bell, Forbes, 10 May 2021 The Warthog also features the U.S. Army Air Force roundel painted on each of the engine nacelles housing the TF-34 engines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 Mar. 2021 One of the most important details of the painting is the roundel that the young man holds. Town & Country, 21 Jan. 2021 But when and why the roundel was added remain points of contention. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Sep. 2020 Botticelli painted the noble sitter but the roundel — a circular disc used as a symbol — depicts a saint and is an original 14th-century work attributed to the Sienese painter Bartolommeo Bulgarini. Mark Kennedy, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of roundel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for roundel

Middle English, from Anglo-French rondel, roundel, from rund round — more at round

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“Roundel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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