Share this entry

Share this page

pottle

Syllabification: pot·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈpädl
 
/

Definition of pottle in English:

noun

archaic
1A measure for liquids equal to a half gallon.
Example sentences
  • The bird was then pounded in a mortar, distilled with a lot of sack - a pottle was half a gallon, or four pints - and the milk.
  • In 1639 an English consumer paid one penny for a pottle of milk.
  • The recipe in ‘Proper newe’ calls for eight eggs and a pottle of cream.
1.1A pot or container holding this.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French potel 'little pot', diminutive of pot.

Words that rhyme with pottle

axolotl, bottle, dottle, glottal, mottle, throttle, wattle

Definition of pottle in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…