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Definition of Buffer


  1. 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.
  2. A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus.
  3. One who polishes with a buff.
  4. A wheel for buffing; a buff.
  5. A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man.

Buffer Quotations

Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it's more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it's a very powerful combination.
Jerry Greenfield

But that's not enough: To maintain energy security, one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks. It needs large, flexible markets. And it's important to acknowledge the fact that the entire energy supply chain needs to be protected.
Daniel Yergin

There is no amount of money I can make which could buffer my daughter from the horrors that will explode in our society if we do not address the huge amount of suffering in our midst.
Marianne Williamson

Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
Toni Morrison

I haven't tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice.
Kevin Costner
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Buffer Translations

buffer in Afrikaans is buffer
buffer in Danish is kofanger
buffer in Dutch is buffer, bumper, stootkussen
buffer in French is tampon, buffer, pare-choc
buffer in German is Zwischenspeicher, Puffer, Puffer
buffer in Portuguese is amortecedor
buffer in Spanish is pulidor, parachoques
buffer in Swedish is buffert
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