Definition of Pallet

1. Noun. The range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art.

Exact synonyms: Palette
Generic synonyms: Ambit, Compass, Orbit, Range, Reach, Scope

2. Noun. A portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it.
Generic synonyms: Platform

3. Noun. A hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay.
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool

4. Noun. A mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed.
Generic synonyms: Mattress

5. Noun. Board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used.
Exact synonyms: Palette
Generic synonyms: Board

Definition of Pallet

1. n. A small and mean bed; a bed of straw.

2. n. A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.

3. n. Same as Palette.

Definition of Pallet

1. Noun. a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage. ¹

2. Noun. (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'''Joint Publication 1-02 ''U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).'''''. ¹

3. Noun. (military) (DOD only)463L pallet – An 88” x 108” aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft. ¹

4. Noun. A straw bed. ¹

5. Noun. ''(By extension from above)'' A makeshift bed. ¹

6. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A narrow vertical strip. ¹

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Definition of Pallet

1. to place on platforms for storage or moving [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pallet

1. 1. Same as Palette. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack. 5. A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel. One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump. 6. 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. 7. In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes. 8. One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. 9. A cup containing three ounces, ormerly used by surgeons. Origin: F. Palette: af. It. Paletta; prop. And orig, a fire shovel, dim. Of L. Pala a shovel, spade. See Peel a shovel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pallet

pallas's sandgrouse
pallesthetic sensibility
pallet (current term)
pallet jack
pallet truck

Literary usage of Pallet

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"10 is resting against the stop or detent a at the end of the pallet CA, from the axis or arbor ... From the othor pallet CB descends tho other half fork CO. ..."

2. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1825)
"When the two surfaces of the tooth and pallet are thus in contact, the greatest ... The tooth still pressing against the fage of the pallet, and the pallet ..."

3. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1825)
"When the two surfaces of the toi and pallet are thus in contact, the greatest force of the wheel is exerted up pressing against the face of the pallet, ..."

4. A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Artsby Thomas Young by Thomas Young (1845)
"AB is the pallet, through which the cylinder, and the tooth which rests on it, are supposed to be seen, the point of the tooth being about to escape from ..."

5. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"Suppose, now, a tooth of the | during the rest of the vibration the pendulum scape-wheel to have caught the pallet B; it will is nearly altogether free of ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"By this retrograde motion the tooth gains the inclined plane or face of the pallet, gives a new impulse, and the same process is repeated by another tooth ..."

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