buffeting


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buffeting

[′bəf·əd·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The beating of an aerodynamic structure or surfaces by unsteady flow, gusts, and so forth.
The irregular shaking or oscillation of a vehicle component owing to turbulent air or separated flow.
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The buffeting winds caught and tossed it, and the girl laughed aloud in sheer joy of the resultant thrills.
One long minute dragged after another, yet no suffocating deluge poured in upon the girl, and presently she realized that the ship had, at least temporarily, weathered the awful buffeting of the savage elements.
The wind was thrumming its war song in the rigging, and a wild sea was buffeting the PYRENEES.