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

Examples of reticle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their best seller is the 2–12x42 Argos HMR with a 600-yard BDC reticle. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 6 Nov. 2020 While the reticle references in precision scopes can be used on platforms as diverse as a .22 Long Rifle and a .300 Win. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 24 Sep. 2020 Leupold’s best seller is the VX-3i 3.5–10x40 with a simple duplex reticle. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 6 Nov. 2020 Shooting a traditional duplex reticle is as exciting as peddling a single-speed cruiser to and from the grocery store. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 21 Dec. 2020 It’s topped with a Nightforce 7–35x56 ATACR with the excellent Mil-XT reticle. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 5 Oct. 2020 The first-focal plane design lets the shooter take maximum advantage of the reference marks in the reticle. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 21 Dec. 2020 This is why setting up a standard variable-power scope that has a duplex cross-hair reticle with a point-blank zero (PBZ) is a smart choice. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 23 Oct. 2020 My neighbor and OL Optics Test veteran Jeron Wesen was shooting Leica’s new and very good PRS scope, whose electronics are limited to reticle illumination. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 24 Sep. 2020

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Reticle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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