doffer

noun doff·er \ -fə(r) \

Definition of doffer

plural -s
1 a :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 :a textile worker who removes full bobbins or cones from machines and puts in empty ones

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