a blow, as with the hand or fist.
a violent shock or concussion.
to strike, as with the hand or fist.
to strike against or push repeatedly:
The wind buffeted the house.
to contend against; battle.
to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
to force one’s way by a fight, struggle, etc.
Historical Examples

The World’s Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Judith Lynn Annie Hamilton Donnell
Poor Man’s Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 29, 1891 Various
The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn Harry Collingwood
One of Our Conquerors, Complete George Meredith
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The Missing Formula Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt

response of an aircraft structure to buffet, esp an irregular oscillation of the tail
(ˈbʊfeɪ). a counter where light refreshments are served

a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
(as modifier): a buffet lunch

(ˈbʌfɪt; ˈbʊfeɪ). a piece of furniture used from medieval times to the 18th century for displaying plates, etc and typically comprising one or more cupboards and some open shelves
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) (ˈbʌfɪ). a kind of low stool, pouffe, or hassock
verb -fets, -feting, -feted
(transitive) to knock against or about; batter: the wind buffeted the boat
(transitive) to hit, esp with the fist; cuff
to force (one’s way), as through a crowd
(intransitive) to struggle; battle
a blow, esp with a fist or hand
aerodynamic excitation of an aircraft structure by separated flows
Bernard (bɛrnar). 1928–99, French painter and engraver. His works are characterized by sombre tones and thin angular forms

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