from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drawstring handbag or purse.
- n. A reticle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of reticle.
- n. A small women's bag made of a woven net-like material.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A little bag, originally of network; a woman's workbag, or a little bag to be carried in the hand.
- A system of wires or lines in the focus of a telescope or other instrument; a reticle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag, originally of network, but later of any formation or material, carried by women in the hand or upon the arm, and answering the purpose of a pocket.
- n. An attachment to a telescope, consisting of a network of lines ruled on glass or of fine fibers crossing each other.
- n. Same as reticulum, 1.
- n. [capitalized] In astronomy, same as reticulum, 6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
- n. a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
French réticule, from Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French réticule, from Latin reticulum. (Wiktionary)