Definitions for palletˈpæl ɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a bed or mattress of straw.
a small or makeshift bed.
Origin of pallet:
1325–75; ME pailet < AF paillete= OF paille straw (< L palea chaff) +-ete-ette
a low, portable platform on which goods are placed for storage or moving.
a flat board or metal plate used to support ceramics during drying.
a lever in a timepiece that receives impulses from the escape wheel and transmits them to the balance.
a painter's palette.
(on a pawl) a lip or projection that engages with the teeth of a ratchet wheel.
a shaping tool used by potters, consisting of a flat blade or plate with a handle.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of pallet:
1550–60; < MF palette small shovel. See palette
the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it
a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay
a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed
board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
a small and mean bed; a bed of straw
same as Palette
a wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms
a potter's wheel
an instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it
a tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands
a board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack
a click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel
one of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump
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
in the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes
one of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of Teredo
a cup containing three ounces, -- /ormerly used by surgeons