Definitions for baffler

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

baf•fleˈbæf əl(v.; n.)-fled, -fling

  1. (v.t.)to confuse, bewilder, or perplex.

  2. to frustrate or confound; thwart by creating confusion or bewilderment.

  3. to check or deflect the movement of (sound, light, gases, etc.).

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  4. Obs. to cheat; trick.

  5. (n.)something that balks, checks, or deflects.

  6. an artificial obstruction for checking or deflecting the flow of sounds, light, gases, etc.

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  7. any boxlike enclosure or flat panel for mounting a loudspeaker.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

Origin of baffle:

1540–50; of uncert. orig.



  1. baffler(Noun)

    Something that causes one to be baffled, particularly a difficult puzzle or riddle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baffler(noun)

    one who, or that which, baffles


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