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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buf·fet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Buffeting.]
 1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
    They spit in his face and buffeted him.   --Matt. xxvi. 67.
 2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
 The sudden hurricane in thunder roars,
 Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores.   --Broome.
    You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world.   --W. Black.
 3.  To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities [syn: storm-tossed,
             tempest-tossed, tempest-tost, tempest-swept]