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Webster 1913 Edition


Pancake

Pan′cakeˊ

(păn′kākˊ)
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Noun.
A thin cake of batter fried in a pan or on a griddle; a griddlecake; a flapjack.
“A pancake for Shrove Tuesday.”
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pancake

PAN'CAKE

,
Noun.
A thin cake fried in a pan.
Some folks think it will never be good times, till houses are tiled with pancakes.

Definition 2022


Pancake

Pancake

See also: pancake and Pan-Cake

English

Proper noun

Pancake

  1. A surname.

pancake

pancake

See also: Pancake and Pan-Cake

English

U.S. style pancakes.

Noun

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.
    • 2004, Beinn Muir <bm260@nospam4me.cam.ac.uk>, “Ring juggling: pancake throws”, in rec.juggling, Usenet:
      have been working on pancake throws with rings for the past few months and I have been trying to make the throws perfectly spun and as consistent as possible.

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Verb

pancake (third-person singular simple present pancakes, present participle pancaking, simple past and past participle pancaked)

  1. To make a pancake landing
  2. (construction, demolition) To collapse one floor after another.
  3. To flatten violently.
    • 2011, Joseph Wambaugh, Floaters
      Poor old Sleepy suffered from an on-duty head injury he'd got by chasing a Corvette on a police motorcycle, ending up like a pancaked roadkill with half his scalp flapping in the backwash of freeway commuters []

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Portuguese

Noun

pancake f (plural pancakes)

  1. Dated form of panqueca.