Baf´fle   Pronunciation: băf´f'l
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Baffled (-f'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Baffling (-flĭng).]
1.To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
2.To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
3.To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.
Baffling wind
(Naut.) one that frequently shifts from one point to another.
v. i.1.To practice deceit.
2.To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.
n.1.A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.
2.(Engin.) A deflector, as a plate or wall, so arranged across a furnace or boiler flue as to mingle the hot gases and deflect them against the substance to be heated.
2.(Coal Mining) A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.
Noun1.baffle - a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
Synonyms: baffle board
Verb1.baffle - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
2.baffle - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
3.baffle - check the emission of (sound)
Synonyms: regulate
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badminton equipment
badminton racket
badminton racquet
Baffin Bay
Baffin Island
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baffle board
Baffling wind
Bag and baggage
Bag lady
Bag net
bag of tricks
bag on the side
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