Definitions for palletˈpæl ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•letˈpæl ɪt(n.)

  1. a bed or mattress of straw.

  2. a small or makeshift bed.

Origin of pallet:

1325–75; ME pailet < AF paillete= OF paille straw (< L palea chaff) +-ete-ette

pal•letˈpæl ɪt(n.)

  1. a low, portable platform on which goods are placed for storage or moving.

  2. a flat board or metal plate used to support ceramics during drying.

  3. a lever in a timepiece that receives impulses from the escape wheel and transmits them to the balance.

    Category: Horology

  4. a painter's palette.

  5. (on a pawl) a lip or projection that engages with the teeth of a ratchet wheel.

    Category: Machinery

  6. a shaping tool used by potters, consisting of a flat blade or plate with a handle.

  7. (v.t.)to palletize.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of pallet:

1550–60; < MF palette small shovel. See palette

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palette, pallet(noun)

    the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

  2. pallet(noun)

    a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it

  3. pallet(noun)

    a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay

  4. pallet(noun)

    a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed

  5. palette, pallet(noun)

    board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pallet(noun)

    a small and mean bed; a bed of straw

  2. Pallet(noun)

    same as Palette

  3. Pallet(noun)

    a wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms

  4. Pallet(noun)

    a potter's wheel

  5. Pallet(noun)

    an instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it

  6. Pallet(noun)

    a tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands

  7. Pallet(noun)

    a board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack

  8. Pallet(noun)

    a click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel

  9. Pallet(noun)

    one of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump

  10. Pallet(noun)

    one of the pieces or levers connected with the pendulum of a clock, or the balance of a watch, which receive the immediate impulse of the scape-wheel, or balance wheel

  11. Pallet(noun)

    in the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes

  12. Pallet(noun)

    one of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of Teredo

  13. Pallet(noun)

    a cup containing three ounces, -- /ormerly used by surgeons

Freebase

  1. Pallet

    A pallet, sometimes inaccurately called a skid, is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, work saver or other jacking device. A pallet is the structural foundation of a unit load which allows handling and storage efficiencies. Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and shipped. While most pallets are wooden, pallets also are made of plastic, metal, and paper. Each material has advantages and disadvantages relative to the others.

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