Pal"ette (?), n. [See Pallet a thin board.]
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.
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.
© Webster 1913.