- a former unit of liquid measure, equal to a half gallon
- a pot or tankard of this capacity, or its contents, as wine, ale, etc.
Origin of pottleMiddle English potel ; from MFr, diminutive of pot, pot
- A pot or drinking vessel with a capacity of 2.0 quarts (1.9 liters).
- The liquid contained in this type of pot or drinking vessel.
- An old English liquid measure equal to 2.0 quarts (1.9 liters).
Origin of pottleMiddle English potel, from Old French, from pot, pot; see potiche.