Meaning of pancake

pan•cake

Pronunciation: (pan'kāk"), [key]
— n., v., -caked, -cak•ing.
—n.
  1. a thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan; griddlecake or flapjack.
  2. Also calledan airplane landing made by pancaking.
—v.i.
  1. (of an airplane or the like) to drop flat to the ground after leveling off a few feet above it.
—v.t.
  1. to flatten, esp. as the result of a collision or other mishap: The car had been pancaked by the bus.
  2. to cause (an airplane) to pancake.

Pan-Cake

Pronunciation: (pan'kāk"), [key]
— Trademark. Trademark.
  1. a brand of cosmetic in a semimoist cake of compressed powder, usually applied with a moist sponge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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