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The word '''rondel''' is derived from [[Old French]] and means 'round' or 'small circle'.  
 
The word '''rondel''' is derived from [[Old French]] and means 'round' or 'small circle'.  
  
Some [[weapon]]s had guards that were given this name in reference to the circular shape of said guard. Particularly notable here are the [[pole axe]] and the aptly named rondel [[dagger]].
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Some [[weapon]]s had [[guard]]s that were given this name in reference to the circular shape of said guard. Particularly notable here are the [[pole axe]] and the aptly named rondel [[dagger]].
  
 
The [[roundel]] of [[heraldry]] is derived from this word.
 
The [[roundel]] of [[heraldry]] is derived from this word.
  
Decorative circles of [[embroidery]] or woven into [[fabric]] are often called rondells or decorative rondells.
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Decorative circles of [[embroidery]] or woven into [[fabric]] are often called ''rondells'' or ''decorative rondells''.

Revision as of 21:07, 17 March 2006

The word rondel is derived from Old French and means 'round' or 'small circle'.

Some weapons had guards that were given this name in reference to the circular shape of said guard. Particularly notable here are the pole axe and the aptly named rondel dagger.

The roundel of heraldry is derived from this word.

Decorative circles of embroidery or woven into fabric are often called rondells or decorative rondells.