- a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage.
- (military) 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 .
- (military) (DOD only) 463L pallet - An 88" x 108" aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft .
From Middle English palet, from Anglo-Norman palete, from Old Norse pallr
- A straw bed.
- (By extension from above) A makeshift bed.
From the Middle English paillet, from Anglo-Norman paillette (“bundle of straw"), from Old French paille (“straw, chaff"), from Latin palea (“chaff")
- (heraldry) A narrow vertical strip.
Latin palla: to cut; hence a strip of cloth. The diminutive of the pale.
- (painting) Archaic form of palette.
- A wooden implement, often oval or round, used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works.
- A potter's wheel.
- (gilding) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
- (gilding) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
- (brickmaking) A board on which a newly moulded brick is conveyed to the hack.
- (engineering) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
- (engineering) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
- (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.
- (music) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
- (zoology) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, such as the Teredo.
- A cup containing three ounces, formerly used by surgeons.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.