a liquid and also dry measure of capacity, equal to one half of a liquid and dry quart respectively, approximately 35 cubic inches (0.473 liter). Abbreviations: pt, pt.
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How to use pint in a sentence
The average American eats 48 pints (or nearly 50,000 calories worth) of the stuff each year—the most in the world.An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream | Andrew Romano | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Woodside Farm sells sundaes, milk shakes, ice cream cakes and pies, pints, and quarts.
Pub-weary Brits soak up the pints with a heaping bacon sandwich.
“We will raise our pints precisely at 8:00 PM for the worldwide simultaneous toast,” the announcement for the event read.Det. Jeremiah MacKay: Proud New Father Killed in Christopher Dorner Shootout | Michael Daly | February 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I downed my share of pints with the ranking officers in pubs and accepted their generous offers to visit their homes on weekends.
We wuz boss and hoss on the first two games; on the saw-off we had four pints apiece.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
Schultetus, opening the abdomen of a human body, found twelve pints of water, and a large lock of hair swimming loosely in it.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
Of the latter, the full allowance per head per day for cooking and all other purposes was seven pints, now to be reduced to six.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
Or, "The large black cow yields daily six pints of milk more than the brindled cow."The Poniard's Hilt | Eugne Sue
The croupier has immediately in front of him a pile of bright copper cash, perhaps two pints.Life and sport in China | Oliver G. Ready
British Dictionary definitions for pint
a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 US pint to 0.473 litre
a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 US dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a US bushel or 0.5506 litre
a measure having such a capacity
a pint of beer
a drink of beer: he's gone out for a pint
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Scientific definitions for pint
A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the US Customary System, equal to 16 fluid ounces or 28.88 cubic inches (about 0.47 liter).
A unit of dry volume or capacity used in the US Customary System, equal to 12 of a quart or 34.6 cubic inches (about 0.55 liter). See Table at measurement.
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