- 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.
Examples from the Web for doffer
Having passed the "flats," the cotton is deposited by the cylinder on what is termed the doffer.The Story of the Cotton Plant|Frederick Wilkinson
The tow is then removed from the brush by a doffer roller, from which it is finally removed by a doffing knife.
She saw what it meant to be a doffer, a reeler, a silk-twister.The Turn of the Tide|Eleanor H. Porter
The large runner and the doffer require to be cleaned together.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Doffer, dof′ėr, n. the part of a carding-machine which strips the cotton from the cylinder when carded.