- 1The action of striking someone or something repeatedly and violently: the roofs have survived the buffeting of worse winds than thisMore example sentences
- Hood down, clever aerodynamic design ensures that the occupants are almost totally protected from wind buffeting, making open air motoring quite practicable, even at this late stage of the year.
- The magnetosphere varies in size and shape, and its outer boundary - the magnetopause - gently undulates like a wave due to buffeting by the solar wind.
- Even with the top down, you get very minimal wind buffeting, enough to tell you that you're driving a convertible, but it won't feel like sitting in the middle of a hurricane.
- 1.1The action or result of afflicting or harming someone, typically repeatedly or over a long period: the buffeting that people are taking in lost job statusMore example sentences
- With the tough buffeting that unions are taking at the moment it is a perfectly rational response for union officials of all kinds to just say, ‘Well I am going to go and do something else.‘
- The UN charter was written to withstand this buffeting.
- This would, in any case, not have been easy to develop, given the buffeting that the Irish economy was receiving from the end of 1974.
- 2 Aeronautics Irregular oscillation of part of an aircraft, caused by turbulence.More example sentences
- Mounted close to the wing on modified bomb racks, the tanks caused buffeting and, even more seriously, would not separate cleanly in the event they were dropped.
- The buffeting was traced to airflow from the engine nacelles partially blanking out the tail surfaces.
- Aerodynamic forces cause vibrations at the tip of a blade where the effects of transonic speeds cause buffeting and vibration.
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