reticule

noun
ret·​i·​cule | \ ˈre-ti-ˌkyül How to pronounce reticule (audio) \

Definition of reticule

1 : reticle
2 : a woman's drawstring bag used especially as a carryall

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So women started carrying small purses called reticules. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Pockets are important to women, and high-fashion designers are recognizing that," 21 Sep. 2018 After a preamble you are presented with an all-white screen and a reticule that is controlled with the PlayStation Move or Dual Shock 3. Andy Robertson, WIRED, "The FPS Is Dead: The Unfinished Swan Is a First-Person Painter," 20 June 2012

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First Known Use of reticule

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reticule

French réticule, from Latin reticulum small net, mesh bag, from diminutive of rete net

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