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buffer - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'buffer' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Buffer [ n.]
- An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car.
- A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus.
- One who polishes with a buff.
- A wheel for buffing; a buff.
- A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man.

Meaning of 'buffer' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . buffer [ v]
Meaning (1):
- add a buffer (a solution)
Example in sentence:
  • buffered saline solution for the eyes
Meaning (2):
- protect from impact
Example in sentence:
  • cushion the blow