graticule

noun
grat·​i·​cule | \ ˈgra-tə-ˌkyül How to pronounce graticule (audio) \

Definition of graticule

1 : reticle
2 : the network of lines of latitude and longitude upon which a map is drawn

First Known Use of graticule

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for graticule

French, from Latin craticula fine latticework, diminutive of cratis wickerwork, hurdle

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“Graticule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graticule. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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