Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sat Dec 3 23:12:25 UTC 2005

Not in OED Online or M-W Online.

>From an exchange prompted by a mention on a UK mailing list (FILK_UK):

--- Colin Tuckley wrote:

> Mark A. Mandel wrote:
>> 'polypin'??
> A "pin" is one of the many sizes of beer barrel.
> A "polypin" is a modern disposable version for "take-out" beer. It gets
> it's
> name from "polythene - pin". I think it holds 18 pints, that's Imperial
> (20FlOz) pints.
> Colin

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