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ron·del / ˈrändəl; ränˈdel/ • n. 1. a rondeau, esp. one of three stanzas of thirteen or fourteen lines, with the first two lines of the opening quatrain recurring at the end of the second quatrain and the concluding sestet.2. a circular object: at the point where these paths join there is a rondel with a fountain.


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1. Circular window-opening (i.e. roundel) or a circular glazed light.

2. Beadmoulding of a capital around the top of a shaft.

3. Tower circular on plan.