Synonyms of buffer

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 one who works with opposing sides in order to bring about an agreement
  • it took a friend serving as a buffer between the feuding siblings to get them to speak to one another again

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2 something that serves as a protective barrier
  • the excelsior acts as an additional buffer for the marble bust during shipping

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Synonyms & Antonyms of buffer (Entry 2 of 2)

to lessen the shock of
  • during my walk an umbrella and thick coat buffered the freezing rain

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The first known use of buffer was in 1749

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“Buffer.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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