a bed or mattress of straw.
a small or makeshift bed.
Other definitions for pallet (2 of 2)
a small, low, portable platform on which goods are placed for storage or moving, as in a warehouse or vehicle.
a flat board or metal plate used to support ceramic articles during drying.
a lever with three projections, two of which intermittently lock and receive impulses from the escape wheel and one which transmits these impulses to the balance.
either of the two projections of this lever that engage and release the escape wheel.
a painter's palette.
(on a pawl) a lip or projection that engages with the teeth of a ratchet wheel.
(in gilding) an instrument used to take up the gold leaves from the pillow and to apply and extend them.
a shaping tool used by potters and consisting of a flat blade or plate with a handle at one end.
a tool for decorating the spine of a book.
the stamping of the name of the binder on the inside covers of a book.
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How to use pallet in a sentence
Some stick GPS trackers on pallets, betting that robbers will forklift the whole lot instead of picking up individual boxes.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town | Andrew Zaleski | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Today, companies such as Boston Dynamics produce ultra-efficient robots which load trucks, build pallets, and move boxes around factories, undertaking tasks you might think only humans could perform.We’re Teaching Robots to Evolve Autonomously—So They Can Adapt to Life Alone on Distant Planets | Emma Hart | February 4, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Willie Bullock grimaces through the pain in his shoulder as he loads pallets of food into a moving truck.Annapolis couple use nonprofit to fight homelessness, hunger during pandemic | Brooks DuBose | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The US Food and Drug Administrations authorized the drug’s use, and the federal government ordered pallets full.
It can either be equipped to transport troops “safely and comfortably,” Gibert stresses, or to carry containers, or pallets, or whatever else the army wants to transport.France’s new military trucks can form a convoy with just one driver | Christina Mackenzie | October 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
On our last visit, we noticed a whole pallet of Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Silver Star certificates.Downsizing the War: Layoffs and Yard Sales in Afghanistan | Nick Willard | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I noticed their new un-faded uniforms, their dust-free boots, and their duffel bags stacked high on a pallet.Downsizing the War: Layoffs and Yard Sales in Afghanistan | Nick Willard | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We love the chicken on a pallet of herby, slightly sweet cornbread dressing, which imbibes all the seeping juices.
It is important that a smooth and balanced experience on the pallet is created.
In 2004, a pallet of batteries caught fire on a FedEx plane.
The unoccupied pallet of Martini lay in one corner of this miserable anti-room.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
There were usually six joints or sources of friction, between the key and the pallet.
That with the increased area of the pallet is why the lower notes of the organ were so hard to play.
The bellows, being expanded by the wind, pulls down the pallet in the wind-chest; the bellows does all the hard work.
Under these conditions, the large motor B collapses and the pull-down P (which is connected with the organ pallet) rises.
British Dictionary definitions for pallet (1 of 2)
a straw-filled mattress or bed
any hard or makeshift bed
British Dictionary definitions for pallet (2 of 2)
an instrument with a handle and a flat, sometimes flexible, blade used by potters for shaping
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
horology the locking lever that engages and disengages alternate end pawls with the escape wheel to give impulses to the balance
a variant spelling of palette (def. 1)
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
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