[ grat-i-kyool ]
/ ˈgræt ɪˌkyul /


Navigation. a network of parallels and meridians on a map or chart.
Optics. a reticle.

Origin of graticule

1885–90; < French < Latin crāticula, diminutive of crātis. See grate2, -cule1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for graticule

/ (ˈɡrætɪˌkjuːl) /


the grid of intersecting lines, esp of latitude and longitude on which a map is drawn
another name for reticle
a transparent scale in front of a cathode-ray oscilloscope or other measuring instrument

Word Origin for graticule

C19: from French, from Latin crāticula, from crātis wickerwork
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