pallet

Definition of pallet

pal´let   Pronunciation: păl´lĕt
n.1.A small and mean bed; a bed of straw.
1.(Her.) A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.
1.(Paint.) Same as Palette.
2.(Pottery) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms.
3.(Gilding) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
4.(Brickmaking) A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack.
5.(Mach.) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
6.(Horology) 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.(Mus.) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
8.(Zool.) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of Teredo.
9.A cup containing three ounces, - formerly used by surgeons.
10.A low movable platform used for temporary storage of objects so that they can be conveniently moved; it is commonly made of wooden boards, about 4 inches high, and typically has openings in the side into which the blades of a fork-lift truck may be inserted so as to lift and move the pallet and the objects on it.

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