Definitions for pan-cakeˈpænˌkeɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pan•cakeˈpænˌkeɪk(n.; v.)-caked, -cak•ing.
(n.)a thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan; griddlecake or flapjack.
Also called pan′cake land`ing. an airplane landing made by pancaking.
(v.i.)(of an airplane) to drop flat to the ground after leveling off a few feet above it.
(v.t.)Informal. to flatten, esp. as the result of a mishap.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
to cause (an airplane) to pancake.
Origin of pancake:
a brand of cosmetic in a semimoist cake of compressed powder, usu. applied with a moist sponge.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing, Trademark
A semisolid cosmetic, or theatrical makeup, pressed into a flat cake and applied with a damp sponge.