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pallet

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noun pal·let \ˈpa-lət\

Definition of pallet

  1. 1 :  a straw-filled tick or mattress <monks retiring to their pallets>

  2. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


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pallet

noun pal·let

Definition of pallet

  1. 1 :  a wooden flat-bladed instrument

  2. 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. 3 :  a portable platform for handling, storing, or moving materials and packages (as in warehouses, factories, or vehicles)

Origin and Etymology of pallet

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


First Known Use: 15th century


PALLET Defined for Kids

pallet

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noun pal·let \ˈpa-lət\

Definition of pallet for Students

  1. 1 :  a mattress of straw

  2. 2 :  a hard temporary bed



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