Definitions for palletˈpæl ɪt

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  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

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  1. Pallet(n.)

    A low movable platform used for temporary storage of objects so that they can be conveniently moved; it is commonly made of wooden boards, about 4 inches high, and typically has openings in the side into which the blades of a fork-lift truck may be inserted so as to lift and move the pallet and the objects on it.

  2. Origin: [F. palette: af. It. paletta; prop. and orig., a fire shovel, dim. of L. pala a shovel, spade. See Peel a shovel.]

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  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

  14. Origin: [OE. paillet, F. paillet a heap of straw, fr. paille straw, fr. L. palea chaff; cf. Gr. fine meal, dust, Skr. pala straw, palva chaff. Cf. Paillasse.]

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  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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