pallet

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1pal·let

noun \ˈpa-lət\

Definition of PALLET

1
:  a straw-filled tick or mattress
2
:  a small, hard, or temporary bed

Origin of PALLET

Middle English paillet, from Anglo-French paillete bundle of straw, from paille straw, from Latin palea chaff, straw; akin to Sanskrit palāva chaff
First Known Use: 14th century

2pallet

noun

Definition of PALLET

1
:  a wooden flat-bladed instrument
2
:  a lever or surface in a timepiece that receives an impulse from the escapement wheel and imparts motion to a balance or pendulum
3
:  a portable platform for handling, storing, or moving materials and packages (as in warehouses, factories, or vehicles)

Origin of PALLET

Middle French palette, literally, small shovel — more at palette
First Known Use: 1558

Rhymes with PALLET

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