Litter vs Pallet - What's the difference?
Litter is a synonym of pallet.
As nouns the difference between litter and pallet
is that litter
is (countable) a platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol while pallet
is a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage or pallet
can be a straw bed or pallet
can be (heraldiccharge) a narrow vertical strip or pallet
can be (painting).
As a verb litter
is to drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles).
(countable) A platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol.
(countable) The offspring of a mammal born in one birth.
* D. Estrange
- There is a litter ready; lay him in 't.
(uncountable) Material used as bedding for animals.
(uncountable) Collectively, items discarded on the ground.
* Jonathan Swift
- A wolf came to a sow, and very kindly offered to take care of her litter .
(uncountable) Absorbent material used in an animal's litter tray
(uncountable) Layer of fallen leaves and similar organic matter in a forest floor.
A covering of straw for plants.
- Strephon / Stole in, and took a strict survey / Of all the litter as it lay.
- Take off the litter from your kernel beds.
* (platform designed to carry a person or a load): palanquin, sedan chair, stretcher, cacolet
* (items discarded on the ground): waste, rubbish, garbage (US), trash (US), junk
* cat litter
* litter bin
* litter bug, litterbug
* litter frog
To drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles).
* By tossing the bottle out the window, he was littering .
To strew with scattered articles.
* Jonathan Swift
To give birth to, used of animals.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- the room with volumes littered round
- We might conceive that dogs were created blind, because we observe they were littered so with us.
To produce a litter of young.
- The son that she did litter here, / A freckled whelp hagborn.
To supply (cattle etc.) with litter; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
* Bishop Hacke
- A desert where the she-wolf still littered .
- Tell them how they litter their jades.
To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.
- For his ease, well littered was the floor.
- The inn where he and his horse littered .
From (etyl) palet, from (etyl) palete, from (etyl) pallr
a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage.
(military) A flat base for combining stores or carrying a single item to form a unit load for handling, transportation, and storage by materials handling equipment
[Joint Publication 1-02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006). ].
(military) (DOD only) 463L pallet – An 88” x 108” aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft .
From the (etyl) paillet, from (etyl)
A straw bed.
(By extension from above) A makeshift bed.
(etyl) palla: to cut; hence a strip of cloth. The diminutive of the pale.
(heraldiccharge) A narrow vertical strip.
* (Robert Southey)
* 1860 , Chambers's Information for the People (volume 1, page 203)
- The Old Dragon fled when the wonder he spied, / And cursed his own fruitless endeavor; / While the Painter call'd after his rage to deride, / Shook his pallet and brushes in triumph, and cried, / "I'll paint thee more ugly than ever!"
A wooden implement, often oval or round, used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works.
A potter's wheel.
(gilding) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
(gilding) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
(brickmaking) A board on which a newly moulded brick is conveyed to the hack.
- For example, let a painter's pallet be suspended from the thumb-hole, as in the figure
(engineering) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
(engineering) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
(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.
(music) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
(zoology) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, such as the .
A cup containing three ounces, formerly used by surgeons.
* The Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd edition, Oxford University Press