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  1. Baffles

    The baffles is the area in the water directly behind a submarine or ship through which a hull-mounted sonar cannot hear. This blind spot is caused by the need to insulate the sonar array, commonly mounted near the bow, from the noise of the vessel's machinery. During the Cold War, one submarine would frequently attempt to follow another by hiding in its baffles. This led to the practice of "clearing the baffles" to detect followers; maneuvers to do this include the "Crazy Ivan", a hard turn to clear the baffles and position the submarine to attack any followers, and "Angles and Dangles", a five-hour process of rapid direction and speed changes to ensure a submarine was not emitting any noise. The baffles-clearing maneuvers undertaken by Soviet Yankee-class ballistic missile submarines were dubbed "Yankee Doodles." Hiding in a sub's baffles is dangerous because of the risk of collision. Such tactics have fallen out of use since the advent of the towed-array sonar, which negates the baffles' blind spot.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baffles in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baffles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Baffles in a Sentence

  1. Charlene Jones:

    It baffles the mind, he actually is the first face that our new employees are seeing for orientation.

  2. C. C. Colton:

    Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straigthforward and simple integrity in another. A knave would rather quarrel with a brother knave than with a fool, but he would rather avoid a quarrel with one honest man than with both. He can combat a fool by management and address, and he can conquer a knave by temptations. But the honest man is neither to be bamboozled nor bribed.

  3. Scarlett Johansson:

    My mind baffles. How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power ?

  4. Los Angeles Dodgers:

    When I look at the numbers in that context, it kind of baffles you and is kind of cartoonish, it does n’t ever seem like the right decision to go take the ball from Clayton.

  5. Menno Mulder-Sibanda:

    There is a moral question, of not acting on something that is so, in a way, manageable, obviously salt iodization in a country like Senegal is tremendously difficult to implement as a public response. But it baffles me that we haven't moved on this issue.

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