Meaning of BAFFLE in English


v. & n. 1 confuse or perplex (a person, one's faculties, etc.). 2 a frustrate or hinder (plans etc.). b restrain or regulate the progress of (fluids, sounds, etc.).

n. (also baffle-plate) a device used to restrain the flow of fluid, gas, etc., through an opening, often found in microphones etc. to regulate the emission of sound. baffle-board a device to prevent sound from spreading in different directions, esp. round a loudspeaker cone. bafflement n. baffling adj. bafflingly adv.

[ perh. rel. to F bafouer ridicule, OF beffer mock ]

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