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pallet

noun pal·let \ ˈpa-lət \

Definition of pallet

1 :a straw-filled tick or mattress
  • monks retiring to their pallets
2 :a small, hard, or temporary bed
  • The computers are packed in boxes and then stacked on pallet for shipping.

Origin and Etymology 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


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pallet

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 and Etymology of pallet

Middle French palette, literally, small shovel — more at palette


PALLET Defined for Kids

pallet

noun pal·let \ ˈpa-lət \

Definition of pallet for Students

1 :a mattress of straw
2 :a hard temporary bed


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