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English translation: portable platform used for handling, storing or moving goods

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English term or phrase:pallet
English translation:portable platform used for handling, storing or moving goods
Entered by: Alison Schwitzgebel
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06:34 May 16, 2005
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.) / Distribution Agreement
English term or phrase: palette
Context
Each order shall be based on 72 *** palettes *** of PRODUCTS or a multiple thereof.

Further context:
Manufacturer's PRODUCTS are roof windows, flashings etc. for residental building.
I already asked this as a En>It question. Somebody hinted that the number "72" is very significant because it corresponds to the capacity of a railway carriage (railcar), i.e. it has something to do with optimal transportation (no space is wasted).

MY QUESTIONS:
Q1) Is palette a misspell for pallet?
Q2) If not, what is the meaning of pallet here?

TIA
Maurizio Valente
Italy
A portable platform for handling, storing or moving goods
Explanation:
Yes, misprint for 'pallet' italian=paletta

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Note added at 12 mins (2005-05-16 06:47:29 GMT)
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You may see them used on docks or wharfs
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Alaa AHMED
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 07:11
Grading comment
Many thanks to all
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5 +9A portable platform for handling, storing or moving goods
Alaa AHMED


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +9
pallet
A portable platform for handling, storing or moving goods


Explanation:
Yes, misprint for 'pallet' italian=paletta

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Note added at 12 mins (2005-05-16 06:47:29 GMT)
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You may see them used on docks or wharfs

Alaa AHMED
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 07:11
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks to all

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  pidzej
1 hr
  -> Thanks

agree  Andrea Re: guarda qui: http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/palate.html
1 hr
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agree  David Moore: Chambers 21st. Century Dictionary AND Merriam-Webster also agree
2 hrs
  -> Thanks buddy

agree  Jörgen Slet
2 hrs
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agree  airmailrpl: -
3 hrs
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agree  Tony M: OED concurs...
3 hrs
  -> Thanks for the tip

agree  conejo: Yes: A "palette" is a surface on which paint is mixed by an artist. A "pallet" is a (usually wooden) surface containers are placed on, often to be put on forklifts
8 hrs
  -> Thanks for the tip conejo!

agree  Robert Donahue: w. Conejo here. : ) They make them out of recycled plastic now too.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks for the info!

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
3 days8 hrs
  -> Thanks
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