plural -s
: a small roller usually covered with wire teeth used to strip material from another roller or cylinder on textile machinery
especially : a roller on a carding machine
: a machine or device for doffing bobbins
: a device for stripping cotton from the spindle of a mechanical cotton picker
: a textile worker who removes full bobbins or cones from machines and puts in empty ones

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“Doffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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