a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.
Optics. reticle.

1720–30; < French réticule < Latin rēticulum reticle Unabridged
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reticle or (less commonly) reticule (ˈrɛtɪkəl)
Also called: graticule a network of fine lines, wires, etc, placed in the focal plane of an optical instrument to assist measurement of the size or position of objects under observation
[C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net]
reticule or (less commonly) reticule
[C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net]

reticule (ˈrɛtɪˌkjuːl)
1.  (in the 18th and 19th centuries) a woman's small bag or purse, usually in the form of a pouch with a drawstring and made of net, beading, brocade, etc
2.  a variant of reticle
[C18: from French réticule, from Latin rēticulumreticle]

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Then he stowed away her shawls, umbrella, and reticule.
Mount specimen under microscope and measure glaze thickness with calibrated reticule using a minimum magnification of twenty-five.
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