from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A beating; a blow; a buffet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A striking with the hand.
  • noun A succession of blows; continued violence, as of winds or waves; afflictions; adversity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of buffet.
  • noun A blow or motion that buffets.
  • noun aviation random, irregular motion of the plane or of one of its parts caused by turbulences in the airflow

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun repeated heavy blows


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  • “The unused air bag on the left remains in exactly the same position, no matter how much buffeting is supposedly going on in the plane.”

    February 2007

  • “The unused air bag on the left remains in exactly the same position, no matter how much buffeting is supposedly going on in the plane.”

    Reality Check Ahead

  • And as it went through the wind sheer -- remember, I came up, tried to envision the wind coming straight down to the ground, hitting the ground and then kind of buffeting outward.

    CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2005

  • It was the reward of courageous 'buffeting' and enslaving of the body; he was an austere ascetic.

    The Reconciliation of Races and Religions

  • The aircraft's design forced engineers to make more changes than the company expected, prompting modifications to correct malfunctions such as buffeting around the wheel well on landings and vibration during flight. -- Top News

  • Citigroup, which has owned the storied music company behind acts like the Beatles and Coldplay since it foreclosed on the company in February, is betting that bidders' fear of missing out on the world's last major, independent music and music-publishing business will trump the financial-market volatility buffeting the sale process.

    Citigroup Betting on High EMI Bids

  • This shows Goldman is largely sticking to its view that the forces buffeting Wall Street are largely cyclical, rather than structural.

    Keeping the Gold in Goldman

  • Mr. Davies said he would like to see the rand weaken, but is cautious about the global forces now buffeting the currency, lest the country's growth also slows sharply.

    Debate Over Value of Rand

  • "Consumers are taking a major buffeting, and retail sales volumes in the months ahead are expected to disappoint," said Nida Ali, economic adviser to the Ernst & Young Item Club, a forecasting group.

    U.K. Data Broadly Positive

  • As soon as we returned to Wyoming the weather worked itself up, buffeting the site with seventy-mile-an-hour winds.

    Bird Cloud


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