pallet

Part of speech: noun

A tool, as for mixing clay, or for gilding; a detent of an escapement ( see illus. under ESCAPEMENT); a painters' palet.

Part of speech: noun

A bed of straw.

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Usage examples "pallet":

  1. At that time the earl would be fallen asleep, and he might then lie down on a pallet he would find in the recess. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  2. The doctor knelt by the pallet next to mine- that of the man who had groaned. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
  3. Joe made a pallet for Emma and one for Barbara, and then he and Tad rolled up in their blankets and lay down a few feet away. - "The Lost Wagon", James Arthur Kjelgaard.