From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement, Drink
pintpint /paɪnt/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 (written abbreviation pt)TM a unit for measuring an amount of liquid, especially beer or milk. In Britain a pint is equal to 0.568 litres, and in the US it is equal to 0.473 litrespint of Add two pints of water to the mixture. half a pint of milk a pint glass (=a glass which will hold a pint of liquid)2 British EnglishDFD a pint of beer, especially one that you drink in a barhalf He’s gone down the pub for a quick pint.
Examples from the Corpus
pintHe said he had drunk eight to 10 pints of lager and some vodka and tonic, the court was told.Born with a kidney defect, he needs up to 5 pints of liquid every day to stay fit and healthy.And after some jokes, and a pint of beer, we stood up as we remembered.He threw in a bucket of groundbait, a pint of maggots, and fished all night without a bite.a pint of milkCut the bottom off a four pint plastic milk container to make a free food scoop.It would appear that the rocker cover is becoming pressurised and oil consumption is approximately one pint per 150-200 miles.He's more used to the communion wine than pulling pints.Tony, 47, who once admitted to drinking up to twelve pints a night, just can't resist a good time.
Origin pint (1300-1400) Old French pinte, from Medieval Latin pincta, from Latin, past participle of pingere to paint; probably because a mark was painted on a bottle to show how much it contained