Definition of pottle in English:

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pottle

Pronunciation: /ˈpädl/

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

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Syllabification: pot·tle

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