Baffle

Baf"fle

, n. 1. A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture. [R.] "A baffle to philosophy." South.
[1913 Webster]

2. (Engin.) (a) A deflector, as a plate or wall, so arranged across a furnace or boiler flue as to mingle the hot gases and deflect them against the substance to be heated. (b) A grating or plate across a channel or pipe conveying water, gas, or the like, by which the flow is rendered more uniform in different parts of the cross section of the stream; -- used in measuring the rate of flow, as by means of a weir.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Coal Mining) A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine. [Local, U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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