Pallet Pal"let, n. [F. palette: af. It. paletta; prop. and orig., a fire shovel, dim. of L. pala a shovel, spade. See {Peel} a shovel.] 1. (Paint.) Same as {Palette}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Pottery) (a) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms. (b) A potter's wheel. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gilding) (a) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it. (b) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands. [1913 Webster]

4. (Brickmaking) A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mach.) (a) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel. (b) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

6. (Horology) One of the pieces or levers connected with the pendulum of a clock, or the balance of a watch, which receive the immediate impulse of the scape-wheel, or balance wheel. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mus.) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes. [1913 Webster]

8. (Zo["o]l.) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of {Teredo}. [1913 Webster]

9. A cup containing three ounces, -- formerly used by surgeons. [1913 Webster]

10. A low movable platform used for temporary storage of objects so that they can be conveniently moved; it is commonly made of wooden boards, about 4 inches high, and typically has openings in the side into which the blades of a fork-lift truck may be inserted so as to lift and move the pallet and the objects on it. [PJC]

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