Pottle Pot"tle, n. [OE. potel, OF. potel, dim. of pot. See {Pot}.] 1. A liquid measure of four pints. [1913 Webster]

2. A pot or tankard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A dry pottle of sack before him. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. A vessel or small basket for holding fruit. [1913 Webster]

He had a . . . pottle of strawberries in one hand. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

{Pottle draught}, taking a pottle of liquor at one draught. [ Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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