noun doff·er \-fə(r)\

Definition of doffer



  1. 1a :  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 b :  a machine or device for doffing bobbins c :  a device for stripping cotton from the spindle of a mechanical cotton picker

  2. 2 :  a textile worker who removes full bobbins or cones from machines and puts in empty ones

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to cast off or become cast off

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