- palletpallet1 [pal′it]n.[Fr palette: see PALETTE]1. a wooden tool consisting of a flat blade with a handle; esp., such a tool used by potters for smoothing and rounding2. PALETTE (sense 1)3. a low, portable platform, usually double-faced, on which materials are stacked for storage or transportation, as in a warehouse4. Bookbinding a tool used for stamping letters on the binding of a book5. Mech. a part of a machine that changes back-and-forth motion to circular motion, or vice versa, by engaging the teeth of a ratchet wheel; pawl; click; esp., any of the clicks or pawls in a clock or watch escapement, which regulate the speed by releasing one tooth of a ratchet wheel at each swing of the pendulum or turn of the balance wheelpallet2 [pal′it]n.[ME pailet < MFr paillet < OFr paille, straw < L palea, chaff: see PALEA]a small bed or a pad filled as with straw and used directly on the floorpallet3 [pal′it]n.[ME palet < MFr, dim. of pal,PALE2]Heraldry a vertical stripe half as wide as a pale
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