verb (used with object)
- 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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Origin of doff
Example sentences from the Web for doff
"I was on the lookout for you," he said, doffing his hat and bowing.The Hills of Refuge|Will N. Harben
"General Gomez, bless him," answered O'Connor, doffing his sombrero to an imaginary presence.A Voyage with Captain Dynamite|Charles Edward Rich
"Yes," the ventero replied, doffing his hat with a respect mingled with fear.The Rebel Chief|Gustave Aimard
The brace of helmsmen, doffing their caps, gave place to the king and his companion.A King of Tyre|James M. Ludlow
A patent locking device secures the cone in its proper working position, after doffing, preventing all movement or vibration.Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery|Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.