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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rondel \Ron"del\, n. [Cf. Rondeau, Roundel.] 1. (Fort.) A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. [F.] (a) Same as Rondeau. (b) 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. [1913 Webster]