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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A pallet is in the middle of the floor covered with newspaper and a blanket at the foot.
▪ As I settled the man on to a pallet and helped the Sister fasten the glucose drip, I felt less uncomfortable.
▪ He fell on to his pallet, breathing hard.
▪ In meditation bring out your pallet of the emotions and paint your mind with the colours of love.
▪ Most of the produced pallets I have listed for the fourth were warehoused and then sent out on delivery.
▪ She trips and falls down on to the pallet.
▪ There are three pallets left from that day's production apart from what you locked in.
▪ Two men were killed when one pallet landed on them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Palette \Pal"ette\, n. [See Pallet a thin board.]

  1. (Paint.) A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter lays and mixes his pigments. Hence, any other object, usually one with a flat surface, used for the same purpose. [Written also pallet.]

  2. Hence: The complete set of colors used by an artist or other person in creating an image, in any medium. The meaning of this term has been extended in modern times to include the set of colors used in a particular computer application, or the complete set of of colors available in computer displays or printing techniques.

  3. Hence: The complete range of resources and techniques used in any art, such as music.

  4. (Anc. Armor) One of the plates covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.

  5. (Mech.) A breastplate for a breast drill.

    Palette knife, a knife with a very flexible steel blade and no cutting edge, rounded at the end, used by painters to mix colors on the grinding slab or palette.

    To set the palette (Paint.), to lay upon it the required pigments in a certain order, according to the intended use of them in a picture.


pallet \pal"let\ (p[a^]l"l[e^]t), n. [OE. paillet, F. paillet a heap of straw, fr. paille straw, fr. L. palea chaff; cf. Gr. ? fine meal, dust, Skr. pala straw, pal[=a]va chaff. Cf. Paillasse.] A small and mean bed; a bed of straw.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"mattress," late 14c., from Anglo-French paillete "straw, bundle of straw," Old French paillet "chaff, bundle of straw," from paille "straw" (12c.), from Latin palea "chaff," perhaps cognate with Sanskrit palavah, Old Church Slavonic pleva, Russian peleva, Lithuanian pelus.


"flat wooden blade" used as a tool by potters, etc., early 15c., from Middle French palette, diminutive of pale "spade, shovel" (see palette). Meaning "large portable tray" used with a forklift for moving loads is from 1921.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage. 2 (context military English) 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).'''''. 3 (context military English) (DOD only) 463L pallet – An 88” x 108” aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft. vb. (cx transitive English) To load or stack (goods) onto pallets. Etymology 2

n. 1 A straw bed. 2 ''(By extension from above)'' A makeshift bed. Etymology 3

n. (context heraldiccharge English) A narrow vertical strip. Etymology 4

n. 1 (context painting English) (archaic form of palette English) 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 (context gilding English) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it. 5 (context gilding English) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands. 6 (context brickmaking English) A board on which a newly moulded brick is conveyed to the hack. 7 (context engineering English) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel. 8 (context engineering English) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump. 9 (context horology English) 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 (context music English) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes. 11 (context zoology English) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, such as the (taxlink Teredo genus noshow=1). 12 A cup containing three ounces, formerly used by surgeons.

  1. n. the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art [syn: palette]

  2. a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it

  3. a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay

  4. a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed

  5. board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used [syn: palette]

Pallet (furniture)

A pallet is a bed made of straw or hay, used in medieval times for servants who slept close to their masters, either at the foot of the bed or the side. Close to the ground, it was not built for comfort, but was generally a linen or some other material sheet stretched over some hay.


A pallet , sometimes inaccurately called a skid (a skid has no bottom deck boards), 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, or a crane. 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. Since its invention in the twentieth century, its use has dramatically supplanted older forms of crating like the wooden box and the wooden barrel, as it works well with modern packaging like cardboard boxes and Intermodal containers commonly used for bulk shipping.

While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, paper, and recycled materials. Each material has advantages and disadvantages relative to the others.

Pallet (disambiguation)

Pallet may refer to:

Pallets in transport:

  • Pallet, a portable platform used in the transportation of goods
    • Pallet inverter, a machine that is used to turn over pallets
    • Pallet jack, a tool used to lift and move pallets
    • Pallet racking, material handling storage aid system
    • Pallet Rack Mover, a device that makes it possible to move pallet racks
    • Palletizer, a machine for placing materials onto pallets
    • Pallet crafts, art projects using discarded wooden pallets
    • Pallet (furniture), a bed that is made of straw or is of a makeshift nature

In horology:

  • Pallet fork, an integral component of the lever escapement of a typical mechanical watch
  • Pin-pallet escapement, an inexpensive, less accurate version of the lever escapement


  • Pallet, a diminutive of Pale (heraldry)
  • Pallet, a GUI for the software MacPorts

Usage examples of "pallet".

I do not call it a village or even an encampment, because it was only a wide glade in the forest, scattered with cooking-fire rings of blackened stones carelessly tossed together, and with sleeping furs spread over pallets stuffed with fir sprigs, and with various cookery implements and skins stretched on drying hoops and bits of harness, and with saying knives and brittling knives, and with the gnawed bones and other remains of past meals.

Both the portation rug and the hover pallet could be controlled by the coding belt.

What did they know of the disagreements he had had with Primavera, who wanted to take the child to her pallet in the kitchen?

Her two maidservants settled on pallets on the floor alongside Prissy and Maria.

When Long Quiet reentered the tipi, Bay had already quieted Little Deer and returned her to her own pallet.

Escaping through the pallet ventilation holes, the ribbon broke apart into blue-green droplets that briefly danced in weightless abandon before recongealing into large globules that undulated in the dimly lit cabin.

Dengar glanced over his shoulder, then in the di rection in which her upraised hand pointed, as she balanced the corner of the pallet against her thigh.

Bricks that are to be fired in clamps or scoves are usually pallet molded and hacked straight off the hack-barrow rather than being set out on the drying floor.

The steel prongs caught on the lip of the pallet, which rose a couple of feet into the air before crashing down with a sharp, splintening crack.

Mother, fetch clean linens from the chests, and Sweyn, prepare pallets before the fire.

That said, he neatly swerved around Andi, roaring on around to a pile of pallets, his wheels spitting gravel at each turn of his wheel.

Shivering, she bundled under the fur on her pallet and wondered what had awoken her.

From the rest of the lamplit gloom his eyes picked out a pallet on the groundsheet of the tent, hooks on the central pole of the tent for clothing and weapons, a chest with her name and rank stenciled on it in the blockier form of Nantukhtar writing.

Their booms creaked and groaned as they swung the pallets of sacks from dockside to deck hatches, where the crewmen, as black begrimed as everything else in sight, wedged them down into the remaining hold space.

An oiler would pump across the thousands of gallons of fuel for the ship and her aircraft while helicopters would sling-load hundreds of pallets of bombs and food and the myriad of other items that kept a floating city like the Shilo able to carryout her tasks.