pint

A pint is a unit of measurement. A US liquid pint is the same as sixteen ounces — you could order a pint of iced coffee at your local cafe, but it may just confuse the barista.

The term pint is more familiar in Britain than the US, although it's used to measure goods in both places. If you order a pint in a pub, you'll get a large glass holding one fluid pint of beer, and in the UK you can also buy pints of milk. British pints are larger than their US counterparts, though — both countries consider a pint to be one-eighth of a gallon, but an Imperial gallon (in Britain or Ireland) is larger.

Definitions of pint
  1. noun
    a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart
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    United States liquid unit
    a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
  2. noun
    a United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches
    synonyms: dry pint
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    United States dry unit
    a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System
  3. noun
    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters
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    British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit
    a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
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