a liquid and also dry measure of capacity, equal to one half of a liquid and dry quart respectively, approximately 35 cubic inches (0.473 liter).
Abbreviation: pt, pt.
a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 US pint to 0.473 litre
a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 US dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a US bushel or 0.5506 litre
a measure having such a capacity
mid-14c., from Old French pinte “liquid measure, pint” (13c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pincta (source of Old Provençal, Spanish, Italian pinta), altered from Latin picta “painted,” fem. past participle of pingere “to paint” (see paint (v.)), on notion of a painted mark on a vessel indicating this measure. Used elliptically for “pint of ale” (or beer) from 1742. Pint-sized “small” (especially in reference to children) is recorded from 1938.
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[pin-tah-doh] /pɪnˈtɑ doʊ/ noun, plural pintados, pintadoes. 1. (def 1).
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