transitive verb-·fled, -·fling
- to confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
- to interfere with; hinder; impede
- to check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
Origin of baffle16th-c. Scot; probably respelling (as duff for dough, Affleck for Auchinleck) of obsolete bauchle
- Rare a baffling or being baffled
- an obstructing device; specif.,
- a wall or screen to hold back or turn aside the flow of liquids, gases, etc.also baf′fle·plate·
- any of various devices designed to obstruct a rodent's access to a bird feeder
- a wall or screen to hold back or turn aside the flow of liquids, gases, etc.
- a mounting or partition used to check the transmission of sound waves between the front and rear of the speaker of a radio, phonograph, etc.