[ dof-er, daw-fer ]

  1. a person or thing that doffs.

  2. Textiles.

    • 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

First recorded in 1815–25; doff + -er1

Words Nearby doffer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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