Glossary: A-C D-F G-L M-P Q-S T-Z

ANNULAR NAIL - pallet nail with annular (circular ring) threads rolled onto the shank

BANDING NOTCH - see strap slot

BIN - four sided superstructure to be mounted on a pallet base, with or without a cover; also known as a box or container bin pallet

BLOCK - rectangular, square or cylindrical deck spacer, often identified by its location within the pallet as corner block, end block, edge block, inner block, center or middle block

BLOCK PALLET - a type of pallet with blocks between the pallet decks or beneath the top deck

BUTTED DECKBOARD - an inner deckboard placed tightly against an adjacent lead deckboard during pallet assembly

BOTTOM DECK - assembly of deckboards comprising the lower, load bearing surface of the pallet

CAD - computer-aided-design software that allows the design of the "right" pallet at the best value; see Pallet Design System (PDS)

CAPTIVE PALLET - a pallet intended for use within the confines of a single facility, system or ownership; not intended to be exchanged

CHAMFERED DECKBOARDS - deckboards with edges of one or two faces beveled, either along the full or specified length of board or between the stringers or blocks, allowing easier entry of pallet jack wheels

CLOSED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - shipping system restricted to moving goods between specified plants and facilities

COLLAR - Collapsible wooden container or bin which transforms a pallet into a box

COST-PASS THROUGH - a cost-share system where the partial cost of a pallet is passed-through from the purchaser to the receiver of the pallet

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