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.
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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
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