• IPA: /ˈpæn.keɪk/, /ˈpæŋ.keɪk/

pancake (plural pancakes)

  1. A thin batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.
  2. (theater) A kind of makeup, consisting of a thick layer of a compressed powder.
  3. (juggling) A type of throw, usually with a ring where the prop is thrown in such a way that it rotates round an axis of the diameter of the prop.
  4. Anything very thin and flat.
    • 2004, William H. Cropper, Great Physicists
      Most of the electrons would pass through the hadron pancake with no interaction, but a few would collide […]
  5. (film, slang) A box on which an actor stands to make them appear taller.
Synonyms Translations Verb

pancake (pancakes, present participle pancaking; past and past participle pancaked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a pancake landing.
  2. (construction, demolition) To collapse one floor after another.
  3. (transitive) To flatten violently.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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