Origin of pallet1
Words nearby pallet
Other definitions for pallet (2 of 2)
- 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 tool for decorating the spine of a book.
- the stamping of the name of the binder on the inside covers of a book.
Origin of pallet2
PALLET VS. PALETTE VS. PALATE
What’s the difference between pallet, palette, and palate?
The word pallet most commonly refers to a flat, square (often wood) platform used to hold goods for shipping (it’s sometimes called a skid). A palette is that board that painters keep their paints on while painting (most traditionally, an oval one with a thumbhole for holding). The word palate refers to the roof of the mouth. More figuratively, palate can refer to a person’s particular sense of taste (as in the way they perceive flavors), or to a person’s general, intellectual taste (as in their specific preferences for things).
All three of these words are pronounced exactly the same, and they’re always used as nouns.
The word palette is closely associated with art and color. It can also refer to a collection or range of colors or techniques. For example, the term color palette refers to a specific set of colors, such as the ones that a particular artist typically works with.
The word pallet can sometimes be used to refer to a painter’s palette, but this spelling is much less commonly used.
So how to keep all three spellings straight?
A palette is the thing a painter always keeps on hand—literally—while painting. In this way, you can think of a painter’s palette (which is spelled with one L) as a painter’s pal.
A pallet (ending in -let) is the platform that lets shippers easily transport goods.
Think of palate (ending in -ate) as a word related to what you ate.
Here’s an example of pallet, palette, and palate used correctly in a sentence.
Example: The art installation consists of wooden pallets painted in a vibrant palette of colors—it’s interesting, but it’s not quite suited to my palate.
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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.
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.
I noticed their new un-faded uniforms, their dust-free boots, and their duffel bags stacked high on a pallet.
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.