ret·​i·​cle | \ ˈre-ti-kəl How to pronounce reticle (audio) \

Definition of reticle

: a scale on transparent material (as in an optical instrument) used especially for measuring or aiming

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The Mark 13 uses the Nightforce ATACR rifle scope with Horus Tremor3 reticle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Marines Are Finally Getting a New Sniper Rifle," 4 Apr. 2018 The reticle features marks for quickly estimating range to target, compensating for bullet drop and accounting for wind shift. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Marines Are Finally Getting a New Sniper Rifle," 4 Apr. 2018 Ammunition counts and targeting reticles are stamped into your virtual mind's eye, and peripheral vision is replaced by red semicircles and dinky little grenade icons pointing to incoming threats. Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, "Why 3D Doesn't Work for TV, But Is Great for Gaming: Analysis," 11 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of reticle

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reticle

Latin reticulum small net

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The first known use of reticle was circa 1731

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