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

Examples of reticule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the late 18th century, the reticule, a small drawstring bag, became popular. Peter Saenger, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2020 My favorite little costume detail from the movie is the reticules, designed by Liria Pristine. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, 20 Mar. 2020 Bonnets, spencers, and decorative reticules abound, with a stunning amount of attention paid to extravagant makeup and costuming. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2020 For example: engraved on the inside and outside of the window glass is a sort of reticule. Oliver Morton, WIRED, 4 June 2019 So women started carrying small purses called reticules. Eliza Brooke, Vox, 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, 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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“Reticule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reticule. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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