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buf·fet 1

 (bə-fā′, bo͞o-)
n.
1. A large sideboard with drawers and cupboards.
2.
a. A counter or table from which meals or refreshments are served.
b. A restaurant having such a counter.
3. A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
adj.
Informally served: a buffet luncheon.

[French.]

buf·fet 2

 (bŭf′ĭt)
n.
A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand.
v. buf·fet·ed, buf·fet·ing, buf·fets
v.tr.
1. To hit or beat, especially repeatedly.
2. To strike against forcefully and especially repeatedly; batter: winds that buffeted the tent. See Synonyms at beat.
3. To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group): was buffeted about from job to job by the vagaries of the economy.
4. To force (one's way) with difficulty.
v.intr.
To force one's way with difficulty: a ship buffeting against the wind.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of buffe, blow.]

buf′fet·er n.

buffeting

(ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ)
n
(Aeronautics) response of an aircraft structure to buffet, esp an irregular oscillation of the tail
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buffeting - repeated heavy blowsbuffeting - repeated heavy blows      
blow, bump - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
Translations

buffeting

[ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ] N [of sea etc] → el golpear
to get a buffeting fromsufrir los golpes de

buffeting

[ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ] n
[wind, seas] → assaut m
(= attack) (on person)rebuffade f
to take a buffeting → essuyer une rebuffadebuffet lunch [ˌbʊfeɪˈlʌntʃ] nlunch-buffet m

buffeting

nheftiges Schaukeln; (Aviat) → Rütteln nt; to get or take a buffetinghin und her geworfen or (Aviat) → gerüttelt werden

buffeting

[ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ]
1. n (of wind, waves) → violenza
the ship took a buffeting in the storm → la nave fu sballottata violentemente durante la tempesta
2. adj (wind) → violento/a
References in classic literature ?
The buffeting winds caught and tossed it, and the girl laughed aloud in sheer joy of the resultant thrills.
At one time they must have been full of good old slow West Indiamen of the square-stern type, that took their captivity, one imagines, as stolidly as they had faced the buffeting of the waves with their blunt, honest bows, and disgorged sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, or logwood sedately with their own winch and tackle.
was very soothing for whatever remains of personal vanity the failures and disappointments of many long years, and much buffeting with a rough world, had left in me.
I went to the window and looked out, but could see nothing, except a big bat, which had evidently been buffeting its wings against the window.