What is Baffling?

Baffling definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), bafA.fled, bafA.fling.
to confuse, bewilder, or perplex: He was baffled by the technical language of the instructions.
to frustrate or confound; thwart by creating confusion or bewilderment.
to check or deflect the movement of (sound, light, fluids, etc.).

to equip with a baffle or baffles.
Obsolete. to cheat; trick.

verb (used without object), bafA.fled, bafA.fling.
to struggle ineffectually, as a ship in a gale.

something that balks, checks, or deflects.
an artificial obstruction for checking or deflecting the flow of gases (as in a boiler), sounds (as in the loudspeaker system of a radio or hi-fi set), light (as in a darkroom), etc.

any boxlike enclosure or flat panel for mounting a loudspeaker.