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 The reticle is for accuracy as the offensive player will have a brief time while the ball is in flight to pinpoint the accuracy. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 3 June 2022 The missile lock reticle for the anti-air launcher still bugs out and disappears. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2022 Typically, the light projected through the reticle covers an area that will become one chip. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 20 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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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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14 Jun 2022

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“Reticle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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