1. A little bag, originally of network; a woman's workbag, or a little bag to be carried in the hand.

2. A system of wires or lines in the focus of a telescope or other instrument; a reticle.

Origin: F. Reticule, L. Reticulum, dim. Of rete a net. Cf.Retina, Reticle.

(01 Mar 1998)