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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.
References in classic literature ?
Dinah raised her gently from her knees and seated her on the pallet again, sitting down by her side.
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.
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.
Major companies mentioned in this report include Triple A Containers, GL Packaging, Corrugated Pallets, Forward Pallet, Sonoco, PalletOne, Far East Paper Products, AlphaVisitech, Tri-Wall, FHG IPP Logipal, Oren, Tai Hing Cheung Pallet, Honey Shield Emballeurs, DFIH, Paper Pallet Company, CNC Pallets & Packaging, Lihai Paper and Tianjin Xingli.
The major end-users of pallets include durable and non-durable goods manufacturers, and non-manufacturing sectors such as retail, and transportation and warehousing.
Launched by the UK's leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and boxes, Goplasticpallets.
Tenders are invited for procurement of Wooden Euro Pallets and Hand Pallet Jacks for Mozambique.
Wooden pallets are no longer the only option for food manufacturers and others when shipping and receiving goods to customers and from suppliers.
Pallets constructed of plastic are nonabsorbent, which dramatically reduces the risk of pallet contamination with salmonella, E.
The Thiele pallet washer unstacks individual pallets from a stack of pallets, washes them and restacks the cleaned pallets.