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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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We received 274 qualified responses from readers employed at a location that uses pallets.
Less than 3 percent of the nearly 700 million pallets manufactured and repaired each year end up in landfills, according to a study by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the USDA Forestry Service.
Chris Gibbs, head of information management, RM2, says: "Use of Covestro's polyurethane composite results in pallets that can be used over and over again in automated, closed-loop, multi-trip supply chains with high numbers of movements.
Where plastic pallets accounted for a mere few percent of the market 10 years ago, developments in design and manufacturing means that they are increasingly gaining ground on wooden pallets.
We burn the pallets that aren't in the best shape to get free heat during our frigid Vermont winters.
On the surface, wood pallets are not very technical," he says, "until one starts to dissect the pallet and the components used to make it.
Initially, paper corrugated pallets were developed to offer an alternative for export shipments.
Because iGPS pallets weigh 30% less than wood, iGPS customers save on fuel usage and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
The other features of the product include an in-feed conveyor section with stack stop and pan style drive, in-feed stack transfer pusher with load zone transfer plate and full pallet loading to transfer stacks onto pallets and then transfer the full pallet to the strapping zone.
These RFID-enabled pallets play to plastics' reusability, making them more economically feasible on a cost-per-trip basis.
ISPM 15 describes phytosanitary measures to reduce the risk of introduction and/or spread of quarantine pests associated with wood packaging materials, including pallets, containers, and dunnage.
The team, led by Senior Airman Randy Walgren, 407th ELRS, has recovered more than 900 pallets used to carry cargo during military airlift.