Ron"del (?), n. [Cf. Rondeau, Roundel.]

1. Fort.

A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.


2. [F.] (a)

Same as Rondeau.


Specifically, a particular form of rondeau containing fourteen lines in two rhymes, the refrain being a repetition of the first and second lines as the seventh and eighth, and again as the thirteenth and fourteenth.

E. W. Gosse.


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