Wallet vs Pallet - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between wallet and pallet
is that wallet
is a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc 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).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
(by extension, slang) A person's bank account or assets.
- The thief stole all the money and credit cards out of the old man's wallet .
A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.
- It's unknown if the pro running back's recent sex scandal will hit him in the wallet or not.
(archaic) A bag or pouch.
- I won an auction online for a cheap CD wallet .
- He brought with him a large wallet with some provisions for the road.
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