1) A vessel to hold broth, soup, porridge and the like, or one from which these could be eaten. They were often in sets of six.
1520 ij pewtyr dysshes ij sawcers an a podynger, Mount Grace Priory
1557 iij podigers, Pontefract
1559 Item 6 pottingers at 6d a peice, Ripon Park
1559 to eyther of them one potynger and a sawcer, Pontefract
1588 six podyngers, Dalton
1727 a Pottinger near full of honey, Keighley. A later spelling was porringer: 1667 two silver porringers, North Bierley
1691 6 pewter porringers, Selby.