- 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.
Origin of doff
How to use doff in a sentence
Before replying, I sought to comply with the conventionalities of the occasion by doffing my hat.Fibble, D. D.|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
"Yes, your Excellency; you do me honor," said Ellyson, doffing his cap of maintenance.Sir Christopher|Maud Wilder Goodwin
He must be watched for the present from getting up to doffing his shirt again.Back o' the Moon|Oliver Onions
Wulf asked, as the boy, doffing his cap, stood before him with an air of extreme humility.Wulf the Saxon|G. A. Henty
"'Tis a priest speaks to me, as I hear," said the man, doffing his cap in the direction of the voice and laughing gently.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler