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pal·let 1

 (păl′ĭt)
n.
1. A projection on a machine part, such as a pawl for controlling the motion of a ratchet wheel in a watch escapement, that engages the teeth of a ratchet wheel to convert reciprocating motion to rotary motion or vice versa.
2. A wooden, shovellike potter's tool used for mixing and shaping clay.
3. A metal tool used for printing on book bindings.
4. A fine brush used for taking up and applying gold leaf.
5. A portable platform used for storing or moving cargo or freight.
6. A painter's palette.

[Middle English palet, tongue depressor, from Old French palete, small potter's shovel; see palette.]

pal·let 2

 (păl′ĭt)
n.
1. A narrow hard bed or straw-filled mattress.
2. Chiefly Southern US A temporary bed made from bedding arranged on the floor, especially for a child.

[Middle English paillet, from Anglo-Norman, bundle of straw, from paille, straw, from Late Latin palea; see paillasse.]

pallet

(ˈpælɪt)
n
1. (Furniture) a straw-filled mattress or bed
2. (Furniture) any hard or makeshift bed
[C14: from Anglo-Norman paillet, from Old French paille straw, from Latin palea straw]
Usage: Avoid confusion with palette, palate

pallet

(ˈpælɪt)
n
1. (Tools) an instrument with a handle and a flat, sometimes flexible, blade used by potters for shaping
2. (Commerce) a standard-sized platform of box section open at two ends on which goods may be stacked. The open ends allow the entry of the forks of a lifting truck so that the palletized load can be raised and moved about easily
3. (Horology) horology the locking lever that engages and disengages alternate end pawls with the escape wheel to give impulses to the balance
4. (Art Terms) a variant spelling of palette1
5. (Instruments) music a flap valve of wood faced with leather that opens to allow air from the wind chest to enter an organ pipe, causing it to sound
[C16: from Old French palette a little shovel, from pale spade, from Latin pala spade]
Usage: Avoid confusion with palette, palate

pal•let1

(ˈpæl ɪt)

n.
1. a bed or mattress of straw.
2. a small or makeshift bed.
[1325–75; Middle English pailet < Anglo-French paillete= Old French paille straw (< Latin palea chaff) + -ete -ette]

pal•let2

(ˈpæl 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.
4. a painter's palette.
5. (on a pawl) a lip or projection that engages with the teeth of a ratchet wheel.
6. a shaping tool used by potters, consisting of a flat blade or plate with a handle.
v.t.
7. to palletize.
[1550–60; < Middle French palette small shovel. See palette]

pallet

1. 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.
2. (DOD only) 463L pallet - An 88" x 108" aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft.

pallet

A spatula or paddlelike implement used for mixing or shaping clay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pallet - the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of artpallet - the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
ambit, range, scope, reach, compass, orbit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
2.pallet - a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
3.pallet - a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
4.pallet - a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed
mattress - a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
5.pallet - board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
Translations
paleta
pall

pallet

[ˈpælɪt]
A. N
1. (for goods) → paleta f
2. (= bed) → jergón m, catre m
B. CPD pallet truck Ncarretilla f elevadora de paletas

pallet

[ˈpælət] n (for goods)palette f

pallet

n (= bed)Pritsche f; (for storage) → Palette f

pallet

[ˈpælɪt] n (for goods) → pallet m inv
References in classic literature ?
It was a stone-flagged room upon the second floor, with a bed in a recess for him, and two smaller pallets on the other side, on which Aylward and Hordle John were already snoring.
Immediately within the door were sleeping places, ranged along the walls, like berths in a ship; and furnished with pallets of matting.
They comforted themselves, however, by smoking a tranquil pipe; and then calling in the watch, and turning loose the horses, stretched themselves on their pallets, agreed that whoever should first awake, should rouse the rest, and in a little while were all as sound asleep as though in the midst of a fortress.
The interiors of their caverns were cleared of rubbish, though still far from clean, and they had pallets of dried grasses covered with the skins of leopard, lynx, and bear, while before the entrances were barriers of stone and small, rudely circular stone ovens.
We've got his straw pallet, we're going to have a bonfire out of it.
To dress in the dark, and eat in the dark, and stumble in darkness to his pallet, this is his usual lot.
A jet of light from his lantern fell on the opposite corner of the cell, where Hetty was sitting on her straw pallet with her face buried in her knees.
WELL, when they was all gone the king he asks Mary Jane how they was off for spare rooms, and she said she had one spare room, which would do for Uncle William, and she'd give her own room to Uncle Harvey, which was a little bigger, and she would turn into the room with her sisters and sleep on a cot; and up garret was a little cubby, with a pallet in it.
They retreated, just the least bit scared by the flood of passionate speech which, turning on his pallet, he let out at them.
He could make out dimly in one corner a pallet of rags and old blankets, spread upon the floor; at the foot of it was a crucifix, and near it a priest muttering a prayer.
At length the day dawned upon us, and rising from our miserable pallet, we stretched our stiffened joints, and after eating all that remained of our bread, prepared for the last stage of our journey.
Then he turned away himself, like one who walked in his sleep; and, without any sense of fear or sorrow, lay down on his pallet, listening for the clock to strike again.