pallet
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpælɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpælɪt/, /ˈpælət/
  • (Australia) IPA: /ˈpælət/
Noun

pallet (plural pallets)

  1. A portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage.
  2. (military) A flat base for combining stores or carrying a single item to form a unit load for handling, transportation, and storage by materials handling equipment.
  3. (military) (DOD only) 463L pallet – An 88” x 108” aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft.
Translations Verb

pallet (pallets, present participle palleting; past and past participle palleted)

  1. (transitive) To load or stack (goods) onto pallets.
Noun

pallet (plural pallets)

  1. A straw bed#Noun|bed.
    • 1599, [Thomas] Nashe, Nashes Lenten Stuffe, […], London: Printed [by Thomas Judson and Valentine Simmes] for N[icholas] L[ing] and C[uthbert] B[urby] […], OCLC 228714942 ↗; reprinted Menston, West Yorkshire: The Scolar Press, 1971, →ISBN, page 3 ↗:
      That good old blind bibber of Helicon I wot well, came a begging to one of the chiefe citties of Greece, & promiſed them vaſt corpulent volumes of immortallity, if they would beſtowe vpon him but a ſlender outbrothers annuity of mutton#English|muttõ & broth, and a pallet to ſleep on; and with deriſion they reiected him, [...]
  2. (by extension) A makeshift bed.
Translations Noun

pallet (plural pallets)

  1. (heraldiccharge) A narrow vertical stripe. Diminutive of pale#English|pale.
Noun

pallet (plural pallets)

  1. (painting) Archaic form of palette#English|palette.
    • The Old Dragon fled when the wonder he spied, / And cursed his own fruitless endeavor; / While the Painter call'd after his rage to deride, / Shook his pallet and brushes in triumph, and cried, / "I'll paint thee more ugly than ever!"
    • 1860, Chambers's Information for the People (volume 1, page 203)
      For example, let a painter's pallet be suspended from the thumb-hole, as in the figure […]
  2. A wooden implement, often oval or round, used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works.
  3. A potter's wheel.
  4. (gilding) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
  5. (gilding) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
  6. (brickmaking) A board on which a newly moulded brick is conveyed to the hack.
  7. (engineering) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
  8. (engineering) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
  9. (horology) 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.
  10. (music) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
  11. (zoology) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, such as the Teredo.
  12. A cup containing three ounces, formerly used by surgeons.



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