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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 ?
But it did her good, for those whose opinion had real value gave her the critism which is an author's best education, and when the first soreness was over, she could laugh at her poor little book, yet believe in it still, and feel herself the wiser and stronger for the buffeting she had received.
Was he alone, that long night, whose brave, loving spirit was bearing up, in that old shed, against buffeting and brutal stripes?
It must mean that hollow shuddering sort of roar which rushed round and round the house as if the giant no one could see were buffeting it and beating at the walls and windows to try to break in.