[ pot-l ]
/ ˈpɒt l /


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

1250–1300; Middle English potel<Middle French, diminutive of potpot1; see -elle
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British Dictionary definitions for pottle

/ (ˈpɒtəl) /


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

Word Origin for pottle

C14: potel, from Old French: a small pot 1
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