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1. A drawstring handbag or purse.
2. A reticle.
[French réticule, from Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) (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. (General Physics) a variant of reticle
[C18: from French réticule, from Latin rēticulum reticle]
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1. a small purse or bag, orig. of network but later of fabric.
[1720–30; < French réticule < Latin rēticulum reticle]
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reticule- An older term for a small handbag, it alludes to the fact that they were originally made of netted fabric—Latin rete, "net," became reticulum, "netted bag."
See also related terms for net.
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|Noun||1.||reticule - a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries|
|2.||reticule - a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument|
cross hair, cross wire - either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration; "he had the target in his cross hairs"
network - a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
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