1) A vessel for liquids, or a measure, usually half a gallon.
1446 Et in ij lagenis, j potell, j quart’ vini rubei ... xxijd, York
1528 iij pottells of ypocrace to present my lorde of Northumberland, York
1635 Item one Pottell, 8 panns and one brasse pott, Knaresborough
1652 a wainded botle which will hold about a potle of wine, Malton
1694 paid for pottles for the wine, Almondbury.