- a person or thing that doffs.
- a wire-clothed roller on a carding machine, especially the roller to which the carded fibers are transferred from the cylinder and then prepared for conversion into sliver.
- any roller that removes the fibers from another roller.
Origin of doffer
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Examples from the Web for doffer
The large runner and the doffer require to be cleaned together.
She saw what it meant to be a doffer, a reeler, a silk-twister.The Turn of the Tide
Eleanor H. Porter
The doffer comb, a serrated metal plate the length of the rollers, removes the carded fibers from the last roller or doffer.The Scholfield Wool-Carding Machines
Grace L. Rogers
Doffer, dof′ėr, n. the part of a carding-machine which strips the cotton from the cylinder when carded.
Having passed the "flats," the cotton is deposited by the cylinder on what is termed the doffer.The Story of the Cotton Plant