Baffle

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Baffle or baffles may refer to:

  • Baffle (heat transfer), a flow-directing vane or panel in some vessels such as shell and tube heat exchangers, chemical reactors, or static mixers
  • Baffle (medicine), a tunnel or wall surgically constructed within the heart or primary blood vessels to redirect blood flow
  • Baffles (submarine), the blind spot in a submarine's sonar created by the body of the submarine
  • Baffle or All-Star Baffle, a 1973-74 revival of PDQ (game show), where contestants had to guess phrases from a short combination of letters
  • Baffle gate, another name for turnstile
  • Sound baffle, any object designed to reduce airborne sound
    • Components in a loudspeaker enclosure used to negate the out-of-phase sound waves from the rear of the loudspeaker
    • Components in a suppressor used to redirect the gas from a gunshot to minimise sound and light
  • Squirrel baffle, a device fixed to birdfeeders to prevent access by squirrels and other small mammals

See also[edit]

  • Sergeant Baffels, a character in the Gaunt's Ghosts novels, a military science fiction series by Dan Abnett