pallet

Pallet is a busy noun, but it’s mainly a slab or framework of wood used for carrying things. The most common type of pallet is the kind used to move cargo.

After the earthquake in Haiti, hundreds of pallets of food, medicine, and bottles of fresh water were delivered to Port-au-Prince by air. Many pallets are designed with slots at the bottom to accept a forklift's forks. If you're a talented carpenter, you might be able to turn the wood from a used pallet into a table, a chest of drawers, a tree house, or perhaps a little bed to lie down on after all that hard work.

Definitions of pallet
  1. noun
    a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay
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    hand tool
    a tool used with workers' hands
  2. noun
    a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it
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    type of:
    platform
    a raised horizontal surface
  3. noun
    board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
    synonyms: palette
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    board
    a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
  4. noun
    the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
    synonyms: palette
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    ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope
    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
  5. noun
    a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed
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    mattress
    a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
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