PINT (derived probably through Spanish, from Lat. pincta, picta, a painted or marked vessel), a liquid measure of capacity, equivalent to i of a gallon. The imperial British pint = -57 of a litre, 34-66 cub. in. The United States standard pint =-47 of a litre, 28f cub. in. The word appears in French as pints for a liquid measure as early as the 13th century.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)