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Definitions of baffle

The word "baffle" uses 6 letters: abeffl.

v. t. - To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight. 2

v. t. - To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil. 2

v. t. - To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart. 2

v. i. - To practice deceit. 2

v. i. - To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds. 2

n. - A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture. 2

n. - A deflector, as a plate or wall, so arranged across a furnace or boiler flue as to mingle the hot gases and deflect them against the substance to be heated. 2

n. - A grating or plate across a channel or pipe conveying water, gas, or the like, by which the flow is rendered more uniform in different parts of the cross section of the stream; -- used in measuring the rate of flow, as by means of a weir. 2

n. - A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine. 2

Words formed by adding one letter before or after baffle (in bold), or to abeffl in any order:

a - affable d - baffled r - baffler s - baffles e - effable

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