[ ret-i-kyool ]
/ ˈrɛt ɪˌkyul /


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

Origin of reticule

1720–30; < French réticule < Latin rēticulum reticle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reticule

/ (ˈrɛtɪˌkjuːl) /


(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
a variant of reticle

Word Origin for reticule

C18: from French réticule, from Latin rēticulum reticle
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