Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A little circle.
  • n. A small circular object.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small disk, circle or other round object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little circle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little circle; a roundel.
  • n. Same as rundlet.
  • n. In heraldry, same as roundel.
  • n. plural The fuller rounded part of the hood worn as a head-dress in the middle ages. See hood.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French rondelet, diminutive of rondel, roundel; see roundel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English roundelet, from Middle French rondelet, a diminutive of rondelĀ ("small circle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mexicans, Peruvians, and of every other ancient people commemorated in history, in either hemisphere, and is formed very similarly to our letter T, with a roundlet, or oval, placed immediately above it.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

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