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From Old French potel, diminutive of pot; see more at pot.



pottle (plural pottles)

  1. (archaic) A former unit of volume, equivalent to half a gallon, used for liquids and corn; a pot of around this size.
    • Sir Walter Scott:
      a dry pottle of sack before him
    • Thomas Dekker:
      a pottle of Greek wine
  2. (New Zealand) A conical receptacle, typically for potato chips or other foodstuffs.
  3. A pot or other receptacle, e.g. for strawberries.
    • Charles Dickens
      He had a [] pottle of strawberries in one hand.
    • 2005, English Folktales →ISBN, page 21:
      "I was wondering whether you've got such a thing as a pottle of brains to spare?"