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reticule

[ ret-i-kyool ]

noun

  1. a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.
  2. Optics. reticle.


reticule

/ ˈrɛtɪˌkjuːl /

noun

  1. (in the 18th and 19th centuries) a woman's small bag or purse, usually in the form of a pouch with a drawstring and made of net, beading, brocade, etc
  2. a variant of reticle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of reticule1

1720–30; < French réticule < Latin rēticulum reticle

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reticule1

C18: from French réticule , from Latin rēticulum reticle

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Example Sentences

Tessa Wadsworth lingered with her reticule, three parcels, a parasol, and Sartor Resartus in her hands.

Mrs. Owen had placed carefully under a weight a paper she had taken from her reticule.

Miss Boyle fumbled among her voluminous skirts for her reticule, and pulled it open.

Empty of Mrs. Barker, empty of her dressing-box, her reticule and shawl.

Each of them is as large nearly as a lady's reticule, and looks as if it had been brought up in a nursery to itself.

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