Definition of pottle in English:

pottle

noun

archaic
  • 1A measure for liquids equal to a half gallon.

    • ‘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. 1.1 A pot or container holding a measure for liquids equal to a half gallon.

Origin

Middle English (in pottle (sense 1 of the noun)): from Old French potel ‘little pot’, diminutive of pot.

Pronunciation

pottle

/ˈpädl/