Meaning of BAFFLE in English


[baf.fle] vt baf.fled ; baf.fling [prob. alter. of ME (Sc) bawchillen to denounce, discredit publicly] (ca. 1590) 1: to defeat or check (as a person) by confusing or puzzling: disconcert

2: to check or break the force or flow of by or as if by a baffle syn see frustrate -- baf.fle.ment n -- baf.fler n -- adv

[2]baffle n (ca. 1900): a device (as a plate, wall, or screen) to deflect, check, or regulate flow (as of a fluid, light, or sound) -- baf.fled adj

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