Definition of pointelle in English:


Pronunciation /poinˈtel/ /pɔɪnˈtɛl/


trademark in US
  • A type of knitwear or woolen fabric with small eyelet holes that create a lacy effect.

    ‘jersey looks feminine but natural with pointelle and lace trims’
    • ‘a pointelle cardigan with picot edging around the neck’


Late 19th century probably from point in the sense ‘lace made entirely with a needle’ + the French diminutive suffix -elle.