- a former liquid measure equal to two quarts.
- a pot or tankard of this capacity.
- the wine or other liquid in it.
Origin of pottle
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Examples from the Web for pottle
I believe there are men who can lay hold of a needle in a pottle of hay at the first try.Notes on My Books
“Let us exorcise your devil with a pottle of hot ale,” he suggested.The Lady of Loyalty House
Justin Huntly McCarthy
As Shakespeare says, ‘The world is my pottle, and I stir my spoon.’The Associate Hermits
Frank R. Stockton
He addressed himself to Pottle: "Did he shake hands with you?"Friends of France
I always say Adriana is like Nell Gwyn, and she shall go about with a pottle.Endymion
- archaic a liquid measure equal to half a gallon
- NZ a plastic or cardboard container for foods such as yoghurt, fruit salad, or cottage cheese
C14: potel, from Old French: a small pot 1
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