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reticule

[ret-i-kyool] /ˈrɛt ɪˌkyul/
noun
1.
a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.
2.
Optics. reticle.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < French réticule < Latin rēticulum reticle
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for reticule

reticle

/ˈrɛtɪkəl/
noun
1.
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 Also called graticule
Word Origin
C17: from Latin rēticulum a little net, from rēte net

reticule

/ˈrɛtɪˌkjuːl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: from French réticule, from Latin rēticulumreticle
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Word Origin and History for reticule
n.

"a ladies' small bag," 1801, from French réticule (18c.) "a net for the hair, a reticule," from Latin reticulum "a little net, network bag" (see reticulate (adj.)).

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