Definition of pointelle in English:

pointelle

(also Pointelle)

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of knitwear or woollen fabric with small eyelet holes that create a lacy effect:

    ‘jersey looks feminine but natural with pointelle and lace trims’

Origin

1950s: probably from point in the sense ‘lace made entirely with a needle’ + the French diminutive suffix -elle.

Pronunciation

pointelle

/ˌpɔɪnˈtɛl/