1 a measure of capacity for liquids etc., one-eighth of a gallon or 20 fluid oz. (0.568 litre).
2 Brit. a colloq. a pint of beer. b a pint of a liquid, esp. milk.
3 Brit. a measure of shellfish, being the amount containable in a pint mug (bought a pint of whelks).
pint-pot a pot, esp. of pewter, holding one pint, esp. of beer. pint-sized colloq. very small, esp. of a person.
ME f. OF pinte, of unkn. orig.