Pallet vs Shelf - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pallet and shelf

is that 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) while shelf is a flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects.

pallet

English

(wikipedia pallet)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) palet, from (etyl) palete, from (etyl) pallr

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 equipmentJoint 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.
  • Derived terms
    * palletizer

    Etymology 2

    From the (etyl) paillet, from (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A straw bed.
  • (By extension from above) A makeshift bed.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) palla: to cut; hence a strip of cloth. The diminutive of the pale.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (heraldiccharge) A narrow vertical strip.
  • Etymology 4

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (painting)
  • * (Robert Southey)
  • 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!"
  • * 1860 , Chambers's Information for the People (volume 1, page 203)
  • For example, let a painter's pallet be suspended from the thumb-hole, as in the figure
  • 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.
  • (Knight)
  • (engineering) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
  • (engineering) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
  • (Knight)
  • (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.
  • (Webster 1913)

    References

    * The Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd edition, Oxford University Press * Notes:

    shelf

    English

    (wikipedia shelf)

    Noun

    (shelves)
  • A flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects.
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  • The capacity of such an object; as, a shelf of videos.
  • A projecting ledge that resembles such an object.
  • A reef, shoal or sandbar.
  • Synonyms

    * (capacity) shelfful

    Derived terms

    * bookshelf * continental shelf * off the shelf * on the shelf * shelfful * shelvy * shelf life