There are 3 definitions of pallet in English:

pallet1

Syllabification: pal·let
Pronunciation: /ˈpalit
 
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noun

1A straw mattress.
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  • I had all the beds, all the air mattresses, couches and pallets.
  • The bed had a thick straw pallet for mattress, and the sheets were threadbare and grubby, but they had slept on worse.
  • Sleeping pallets filled with cheap straw - uncomfortable to sleep on, but the boys were usually tired enough not to care - were scattered about her, each with a figure sprawled out on top.
1.1A crude or makeshift bed.
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  • Inside, there were half a dozen crude pallets arranged about the remains of a small fire.
  • Drowsing on the makeshift pallet, he learns his first lesson of what it means to have money: the rich often endure boredom.
  • We were on a pallet with a mattress of straw, with a coarse but warm blanket over us.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French paillete, from paille 'straw', from Latin palea.

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There are 3 definitions of pallet in English:

pallet2

Syllabification: pal·let
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpalit/

noun

1A portable platform on which goods can be moved, stacked, and stored, especially with the aid of a forklift.
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  • Vegetation occupied by snails in the zone to be inundated will be removed by hand, stacked on pallets and moved above the flood.
  • When we arrived a number of pallets had been stacked up against the outside the building and set alight.
  • After an aluminum pallet holds 12 stacked crates, the computer opens a gate allowing the pallet to move forward for further loading.
2A flat wooden blade with a handle, used to shape clay or plaster.
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  • Use an artist's pallet knife or similar tool to apply yellow wood glue between the veneer and the substrate.
  • Impasto thickness can be created and can be enhanced with the use of a pallet knife.
3An artist’s palette.
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  • Some of the tools and equipment used by the artists, for example lamps, mixing pallets, mortars and pestles, and engraving tools have been found in the caves.
  • In light of the BBC cutting back and mutually slicing ties with Harrison, they've effectively left an artist without his pallet, a teacher without his blackboard.
  • On the floor are a turkey in the process of being stuffed, the jaw and massive bone of a mastodon, and an artist's pallet, all carefully placed icons representing the museum.
4A projection on a machine part, serving to change the mode of motion of a wheel.
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  • This system combines a pneumatically actuated chuck with a pallet to hold the workpiece.
  • The Barker lever was a small bellows operated by a second pallet valve connected to the key.
  • The scanning is performed on a horizontal machining center with pallet changer.
4.1(In a clock or watch) a projection transmitting motion from an escapement to a pendulum or balance wheel.
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  • Where there is a separate carrier for the pallets, as in the lever escapement, this can be considered as part of the controller.
  • The pallet lever, timed by the balance wheel, alternately stops and releases the escape wheel and is thus responsible for actually carrying out the timing.

Origin

late Middle English ( (sense 2)): from French palette 'little blade', from Latin pala 'spade'; compare with pale2.

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There are 3 definitions of pallet in English:

pallet3

Syllabification: pal·let
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpalit/

noun

Heraldry
The diminutive of the pale, a narrow vertical strip, usually borne in groups of two or three.
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  • The Arms are blazoned Gules on each of three Pallets Or a Pallet Sable thereon a Leek Or.
  • Some describe the Keith arms as "argent, on a chief or, three pallets gules" (silver shield with three, vertical red stripes on gold in the top 1/3rd of the shield).

Origin

late 15th century: diminutive of the noun pale2.

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