• Baffle Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
- (v. t.) To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
- (v. i.) To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.
- (v. t.) To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.
- (n.) A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.
- (v. i.) To practice deceit.
- (n.) A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A grating or plate across a channel or pipe conveying water, gas, or the like, by which the flow is rendered more uniform in different parts of the cross section of the stream; -- used in measuring the rate of flow, as by means of a weir.
• Baffler Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One who, or that which, baffles.
• Bafflement Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check.