An example of a buffer is a piece of land between two cities.
An example of a buffer is a mediator at divorce proceedings who helps the arguing couple to not fight as they try to settle their property issues.
An example of buffer is to add insulation which buffers the sound from outside.
Origin of buffer
- Probably from obsolete buff to make a sound like a soft body being hit of imitative origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Agent noun from obsolete verb buff (“make a dull sound when struck”)(mid-16c.), from Old French buffe (“blow”).