A pallet, sometimes inaccurately called a skid, is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, work saver or other jacking device. A pallet is the structural foundation of a unit load which allows handling and storage efficiencies. Goods or shipping containers are often placed on a pallet secured with strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap and shipped.

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  1. a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage.
  2. A flat base for combining stores or carrying a single item to form a unit load for handling, transportation, and storage by materials handling equipment.
  3. (DOD only) 463L pallet – An 88” x 108” aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft<ref name="JP102"/>.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A straw bed.
  2. (By extension from above) A makeshift bed.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A narrow vertical strip.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. A wooden implement, often oval or round, used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works.
  2. A potter's wheel.
  3. An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
  4. A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
  5. A board on which a newly moulded brick is conveyed to the hack.
  6. A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
  7. One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
  8. 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.
  9. In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
  10. One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, such as the Teredo.
  11. A cup containing three ounces, formerly used by surgeons.

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