Definition of buffer :
1. A good- humored, slow- witted fellow; - usually said of an elderly man.
2. A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; - sometimes called buffing apparatus.
3. A wheel for buffing; a buff.
4. 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.
5. One who polishes with a buff.
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defend (part of speech: verb)
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defense (part of speech: noun)
- Unhappily it was placed as a buffer between two states, China, ready to absorb it, and Japan, keen to conquer its people as a preliminary to triumph over China. - "Korea's Fight for Freedom", F.A. McKenzie.
- And there were you within a few yards of me all the time sitting by your old solitary self, and there was I sitting by my old solitary self, and we each thought the other a serious- minded old buffer, busy on his life- work. - "Miss Mapp", Edward Frederic Benson.
- As both luminous solutions contain proteins and the luminous substances themselves are probably proteins, which have a high buffer value, a method of this kind is none too sensitive. - "The Nature of Animal Light", E. Newton Harvey.