Baffling wind

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(Naut.) one that frequently shifts from one point to another.

See also: Baffle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We laid her head for the nearest port in Spanish America, for we could not risk the voyage home without fresh hands; and as it was, what with baffling winds and a couple of fresh gales, we were all worn out before we reached it.
The Malaita coast was only twenty miles away, but the last night a strong current and baffling winds prevented them from gaining across.
The baffling wind, which swirls through the firs, also causes problems in club selection.