- a bed or mattress of straw.
- a small or makeshift bed.
Origin of pallet1
- 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.
- Printing. typeholder.
- (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.
Origin of pallet2
Related Words for palletbunk, mattress, cot, crib, couch, cushion, bed, pallet, box, assortment, cluster, parcel, package, bale, wad, crate, batch, packet, bag, pile
Examples from the Web for pallet
Contemporary Examples of pallet
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
August 1, 2014
We love the chicken on a pallet of herby, slightly sweet cornbread dressing, which imbibes all the seeping juices.The Heart and Soul (Food) of Orlando
Jane & Michael Stern
June 8, 2014
It is important that a smooth and balanced experience on the pallet is created.Harvesting EVOO Down Under
April 27, 2011
In 2004, a pallet of batteries caught fire on a FedEx plane.What Pilots Fear
September 3, 2009
Historical Examples of pallet
Seizing the sheath with the other hand, that the pallet had dropped from.Poems
William D. Howells
Another struck him in the chest, knocking him to the pallet.Acid Bath
He squatted down beside Chiara's pallet and knew there could be no hope for him.
That night a child was born to Julia, on a pallet of dried grass and prowler skins.
He took the clothes up to his room, and hid them under the pallet.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
- a straw-filled mattress or bed
- any hard or makeshift bed
Word Origin for pallet
- 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
Word Origin for pallet
"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.