Definitions for: Palette

[n] board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
[n] one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
[n] the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Fairholt.

Synonyms: pallet, pallet, pallette

See Also: ambit, armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, board, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, compass, orbit, plate armor, plate armour, range, reach, scope, suit of armor, suit of armour

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