Pallet – A portable, horizontal, rigid platform used as a base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load, often equipped with a superstructure

PALLET DESIGN SYSTEM© (PDS©) – Reliability-based computer-aided design (CAD) program, for determining the safe load carrying capacity, performance, life and economy of wooden pallets

Pallet Dimensions – When specifying pallet size, the stringer or stringerboard (block pallet) length is always expressed first; for example, a 48″ x 40″ pallet has a 48″ stringer or stringerboard and 40″ deckboards

Pallet Jack – Hand-propelled wheeled platform, equipped with a lifting device for moving palletized unit loads

Pallet Life – The period during which the pallet remains useful, expressed in units of time or in the number of one-way trips

Panel Deck Pallet – Pallet constructed with composite or structural panel top deck

Partial Four-Way Stringer Pallet – A pallet with notched stringers

Post Pallet – A pallet fitted with posts or blocks between the decks or beneath the top deck; seeblock pallet