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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.
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pallet

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

(1) An on-screen window that displays a group of icons/buttons that represent selections to choose from. Palettes may be fixed or customizable. Although it originated for color choices, the term evolved into generic usage. In contrast to a menu, in which the selections are normally hidden, a palette is like a toolbar with options visible at all times.

(2) The available colors in the computer's hardware or graphics file formats. See indexed color and color palette.

(3) An on-screen sample of available colors that may be selected by the user. For example, in a graphics program, it is used for selecting colors to paint images or draw objects. In a business application, the palette is used to select colors for fonts and backgrounds.
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Plastic pallets aside, Pallet Evolution aims to reach out to the wider plastics community in the UK and provide a resource where they can share their experiences and celebrate the successes of the plastics industry.
We burn the pallets that aren't in the best shape to get free heat during our frigid Vermont winters.
Furthermore, with the cost of timber pallets increasing in price over the last few years and continuing to rise at an accelerated rate, there has never been a better time for businesses to seek more cost-effective, greener alternative solutions.
Steve Roberts, director at Fripp Design and Research explains: Many retailers use pallets to display fast moving goods to save time and avoid the risk of damaging them.
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.
A recent study by the Freedonia Group in Cleveland says plastic pallets will enjoy the highest growth rate, advancing 2.4% annually to over 130 million pallets by 2012, though their market share will still be under 10%.
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.
The tricky thing about pallet control is that it's not just a warehousing or logistics issue, says Stewart Richardson, pallet guru and co-author of Pallets: A North American Perspective.
"The network continues to grow rapidly in terms of throughput, with about 2,500 pallets handled every night, while still retaining the quality of service for which Fortec is renowned in the industry.