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pancake Tweet Definition of pancake Like Definition of pancake on Facebook
noun
  1. A thin batter cake fry, fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.
panel Tweet Definition of panel Like Definition of panel on Facebook
noun
  1. A (usually) rectangular section of a surface, or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc.
Behind the picture was a panel on the wall
  1. A group of people gathered to judge, interview, discuss etc. as on a television or radio broadcast for example.
Today's panel includes John Smith...
verbto panel (panelled, panelling; US paneled, paneling)
  1. to fit with panels
parachute Tweet Definition of parachute Like Definition of parachute on Facebook
noun
  1. A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
verb (parachut, ing)
  1. To jump, fall, descend, etc. using such a device.
parafoil Tweet Definition of parafoil Like Definition of parafoil on Facebook
noun
  1. A parachute, kite or glider with an aerofoil shaped fabric canopy or wing
  2. The wing or sail of parachute etc. as (1)
paraglider Tweet Definition of paraglider Like Definition of paraglider on Facebook
noun
  1. One who paraglides.
  2. The complete equipment used for paragliding, consisting of a paraglider wing and a harness.
  3. The wing used for paragliding, which can be separated from the harness.
pattern Tweet Definition of pattern Like Definition of pattern on Facebook
noun
  1. that from which a copy is made
  2. design, motif or decoration formed from multiple copies of an original fitted together
  3. arrangement of objects, facts etc. which has a mathematical, geometric, statistical etc. relationship
  4. a series of steps, repeated
  5. the quality held in common by a pattern
    1. (context, linguistics) in Semitic and other Afro-Asiatic languages, the arrangement of prefixes, suffixes, consonant-doubling, vowels, and stress in a word formed around a consonantal root
verb
  1. to apply a pattern
  2. to fit into a pattern
pilot Tweet Definition of pilot Like Definition of pilot on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft.
  2. A person who steers a ship, a helmsman
  3. (nautical) A person who knows well the depths and currents of a harbor or coastal area, who is hired by a vessel to help navigate the harbor or coast.
  4. A sample episode of a proposed TV series
adjective
  1. Made or used as a test or demonstration of capability. (pilot run, pilot plant)
  2. Used to control or activate another device. (pilot light)
  3. Used to indicate operation ("pilot lamp")
propeller Tweet Definition of propeller Like Definition of propeller on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, propellor)
prow Tweet Definition of prow Like Definition of prow on Facebook
noun
  1. The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the vessel itself.
pusher Tweet Definition of pusher Like Definition of pusher on Facebook
noun
  1. That which pushes.
  2. A drug dealer.
  3. (aircraft configuration) an aircraft with the propeller behind the fuselage.
pushover Tweet Definition of pushover Like Definition of pushover on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone who is easily swayed or influenced to change his/her mind or comply.
I'm a when it comes to buying new kitchen gadgets.
pylon Tweet Definition of pylon Like Definition of pylon on Facebook
noun
  1. A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple
  2. A tower like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high voltage electricity cables.
  3. A structure used to mount missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
  4. An obelisk.

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