- to strip (carded fiber) from a carding machine.
- to remove (full bobbins, material, etc.) from a textile machine.
- the act of removing bobbins, material, etc., and stripping fibers from a textile machine.
- the material so doffed.
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Ivory Coast is “The Elephants,” Nigeria “The Super Eagles,” but doff your cap to Cameroon: “The Indomitable Lions.”Inside the World Cup Draw: Devastating for the U.S., Great for Brazil|Nico Hines|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Doff your shirt, and it can make you all-powerful, as it does Shane Carwin of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.What Does a Goatee Say About You?|Bryan Curtis|November 12, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Morgan Doff Reed College Class of 2010 “Morgan, say it slower and pronounce each word.”How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay|Kathleen Kingsbury|October 25, 2009|DAILY BEAST
There were rumors, too, that nuns might be permitted to doff their habits and move through the world like 'normal' people.We Miserable Catholics|Frank McCourt|December 19, 2008|DAILY BEAST
And feeding high, and living soft,Grew plump and able-bodied; Until the grave churchwarden doff'd,The parson smirk'd and nodded.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
Daniel was obliged to doff his black coat and put on a blue one, made for a much smaller man, and then he appeared amongst us.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East
The task is now 12 doffs a day—each doff requiring a change of 208 bobbins.Making Both Ends Meet|Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
Then, when it came my turn, I would doff my hat to the earth and beg pardon for continuing a comparatively futile existence.The O'Ruddy|Stephen Crane
With cheers of relief we were permitted to doff our bulky life belts.Company B, 307th Infantry|Julius Klausner