from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin cake made of batter that is poured onto a hot greased surface and cooked on both sides until brown. Also called flannel cake, flapjack, griddlecake, hotcake; also called regionally battercake.
- transitive v. To cause (an aircraft) to make a pancake landing.
- intransitive v. To make a pancake landing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thin batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.
- n. A kind of makeup, consisting of a thick layer of a compressed powder.
- n. 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.
- v. To make a pancake landing
- v. To collapse one floor after another.
- v. To flatten violently.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin cake of batter fried in a pan or on a griddle; a griddlecake; a flapjack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin cake of batter fried or baked in a pan or griddle; a flapjack; a griddle-cake; also, a cake made of dough or batter and fried in fat.
- n. An imitation leather made of scarps agglutinated by cement or glue, and pressed into a flat sheet. It is used for in-soles, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
Middle English 1430, pan + cake. The juggling sense is by analogy with a pancake being tossed in a pan. (Wiktionary)