Pal"ette (?), n. [See Pallet a thin board.]

1. Paint.

A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter lays and mixes his pigments.

[Written also pallet.]

2. Anc. Armor

One of the plates covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.


3. Mech.

A breastplate for a breast drill.

Palette knife, a knife with a very flexible steel blade and no cutting edge, rounded at the end, used by painters to mix colors on the grinding slab or palette. -- To set the palette Paint., to lay upon it the required pigments in a certain order, according to the intended use of them in a picture.



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