- 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.
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Yet his smile was fleeting, and his only comment a reprimand to "Jack doffer" for his carelessness.Reels and Spindles|Evelyn Raymond
The tow is then removed from the brush by a doffer roller, from which it is finally removed by a doffing knife.
The large runner and the doffer require to be cleaned together.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
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
Doffer, dof′ėr, n. the part of a carding-machine which strips the cotton from the cylinder when carded.