- pancake ► NOUN 1) a thin, flat cake of batter, fried and turned in a pan. 2) theatrical make-up consisting of a flat solid layer of compressed powder.► VERB 1) (of an aircraft) make a pancake landing. 2) informal flatten or become flattened.● (as) flat as a pancake — Cf. ↑flat as a pancake
English terms dictionary. 2015.