Definition of pallet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpælət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælət//
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  1. 1a heavy wooden or metal base that can be used for moving or storing goods
  2. 2a cloth bag filled with straw, used for sleeping on Servants slept on straw pallets thrown on the floor.
  3. Word Originsense 2 Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French paillete, from paille ‘straw’, from Latin palea.sense 1 late Middle English (originally referring to a flat wooden blade used to shape clay or plaster): from French palette ‘little blade’, from Latin pala ‘spade’ (related to palus ‘stake’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pallet