from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A net or mesh foundation for lace.
- n. Astronomy A reference grid of fine lines forming uniform squares on a photographic plate or print, used to aid in measurement.
- n. A mosaic screen of fine lines of three colors, used in color photography.
French, from Old French reseuil, diminutive of raiz, net, from Latin rēte.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)