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pallet

[′pal·ət]
(building construction)
A flat piece of wood laid in a wall to which woodwork may be securely fastened.
(engineering)
A lever that regulates or drives a ratchet wheel.
A hinged valve on a pipe organ.
A tray or platform used in conjunction with a fork lift for lifting and moving materials.
(graphic arts)
An instrument consisting of a flat blade with a handle, used in clay work.
(invertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of plates on the siphon tubes of certain Bivalvia.
(mechanical engineering)
One of the disks or pistons in a chain pump.

pallet

pallet, 2
1. A flat piece of wood laid in joints of brickwork to allow fastening of woodwork to

pallet

A flat platform for shipping air freight. A pallet with its load also can be dropped by suspending it from a parachute(s). A forklift can get under a raised pallet to load it onto the aircraft. See palletized bladder.
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And behold, they flung the pallet directly upon Gringoire, beside whom they had arrived, without espying him.
He rose to his feet, flung aside the straw pallet upon the street urchins, and fled.
Belleforet, Father Le Juge, and Corrozet affirm that it was picked up on the morrow, with great pomp, by the clergy of the quarter, and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.
It was a stone-flagged room upon the second floor, with a bed in a recess for him, and two smaller pallets on the other side, on which Aylward and Hordle John were already snoring.
He got his food at the back door, carried it in both hands carefully to his outhouse, and, sitting alone on his pallet, would make the sign of the cross before he began.
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Among the factors affecting purchase decisions, pallet strength and durability are considered the most important.
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Shipment by weight with corrugated paper pallets can save companies over 80 percent of the cost of a pallet.
And the only comprehensive life cycle analysis comparing iGPS' pallet to wood alternatives has confirmed that iGPS' pallet has dramatically less environmental impact than wood platforms on every measured metric, including global warming (65% less), ozone layer depletion (91% less) and eco-toxicity (75% less).
The difficulty and cost of wood pallet disposal has always been a concern, but today's focus on the environment is fueling a renewed interest in the plastics alternative.