|Origin of the word pallet|
Does anyone know the origin of the word pallet?|
I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!
||The Latin palea chaff, straw; akin to Sanskrit palAva chaff. See Webster's.|
Well, there's an interesting word. Here are various meanings from the 1913 Webster's for a 'pallet' with a different etymology.|
Pallet (Page: 1033)
1. (Paint.) Same as Palette.
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.
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.
4. (Brickmaking) A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack. Knight.
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.
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.
7. (Mus.) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
8. (Zoöl.) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of Teredo.
9. A cup containing three ounces, -- formerly used by surgeons.