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a thin, flat cake of batter, usually fried and turned in a pan. Pancakes are usually eaten with syrup or rolled up with a filling. (also pancake makeup) makeup consisting of a flat solid layer of compressed powder, widely used in the theater.
1with reference to an aircraft) make or cause to make a pancake landing: [with object]he pancaked it in about twenty meters 2 informal flatten or become flattened: [no object]:the hotel had pancaked into a heap of concrete