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 for pallet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Palette \Pal"ette\, n. [See Pallet a thin board.]
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     1. (Paint.) A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a
        thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter
        lays and mixes his pigments. Hence, any other object,
        usually one with a flat surface, used for the same
        purpose. [Written also pallet.]
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     2. Hence: The complete set of colors used by an artist or
        other person in creating an image, in any medium. The
        meaning of this term has been extended in modern times to
        include the set of colors used in a particular computer
        application, or the complete set of of colors available in
        computer displays or printing techniques.
     3. Hence: The complete range of resources and techniques used
        in any art, such as music.
     4. (Anc. Armor) One of the plates covering the points of
        junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.
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     5. (Mech.) A breastplate for a breast drill.
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     Palette knife, a knife with a very flexible steel blade and
        no cutting edge, rounded at the end, used by painters to
        mix colors on the grinding slab or palette.
     To set the palette (Paint.), to lay upon it the required
        pigments in a certain order, according to the intended use
        of them in a picture. --Fairholt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  pallet \pal"let\ (p[a^]l"l[e^]t), n. [OE. paillet, F. paillet a
     heap of straw, fr. paille straw, fr. L. palea chaff; cf. Gr.
     ? fine meal, dust, Skr. pala straw, pal[=a]va chaff. Cf.
     A small and mean bed; a bed of straw. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pallet \Pal"let\, n. [Dim. of pale. See Pale a stake.] (Her.)
     A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth
     of the pale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pallet \Pal"let\, n. [F. palette: af. It. paletta; prop. and
     orig., a fire shovel, dim. of L. pala a shovel, spade. See
     Peel a shovel.]
     1. (Paint.) Same as Palette.
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     2. (Pottery)
        (a) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers,
            etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works.
            It is oval, round, and of other forms.
        (b) A potter's wheel.
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     3. (Gilding)
        (a) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the
            pillow, and to apply it.
        (b) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
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     4. (Brickmaking) A board on which a newly molded brick is
        conveyed to the hack. --Knight.
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     5. (Mach.)
        (a) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
        (b) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain
            pump. --Knight.
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     6. (Horology) 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. --Brande & C.
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     7. (Mus.) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and
        the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
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     8. (Zool.) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the
        siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See
        Illust. of Teredo.
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     9. A cup containing three ounces, -- formerly used by
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     10. A low movable platform used for temporary storage of
         objects so that they can be conveniently moved; it is
         commonly made of wooden boards, about 4 inches high, and
         typically has openings in the side into which the blades
         of a fork-lift truck may be inserted so as to lift and
         move the pallet and the objects on it.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist
           or painting or school of art [syn: palette, pallet]
      2: a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are
         stacked on it
      3: a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and
         shaping clay
      4: a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as
         a bed
      5: board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix
         paints and the range of colors used [syn: palette,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "pallet":
     air mattress, bean, bedding, belfry, bolster, chump, cushion, head,
     headpiece, innerspring mattress, litter, mat, mattress, noddle,
     noggin, noodle, pad, pillow, rug, sconce, sleeping bag, springs,
     underbed, underbedding

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