Bastion vs Rondel - What's the difference?

bastion | rondel |


As nouns the difference between bastion and rondel

is that bastion is bastion while rondel is a metric form of verse using two rhymes, usually fourteen 8- to 10-syllable lines in three stanzas, with the first lines of the first stanza returning as refrain of the next two.

bastion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
  • a well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel
  • (figuratively) a person, or thing, who strongly defends some principle
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    rondel

    English

    Alternative forms

    * rondelle (uncommon in the musical or poetic senses) * (dagger) roundel

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A metric form of verse using two rhymes, usually fourteen 8- to 10-syllable lines in three stanzas, with the first lines of the first stanza returning as refrain of the next two.
  • A poem in the above form.
  • The verse form rondeau.
  • A poem in the above rondeau form.
  • A rondelle, (small) circular object.
  • A long thin medieval dagger with a circular guard and a circular pommel (hence the name).
  • A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.
  • Synonyms

    * roundel