doffer

doffer

[dof-er, daw-fer]
noun
1.
a person or thing that doffs.
2.
Textiles.
a.
a wire-clothed roller on a carding machine, especially the roller to which the carded fibers are transferred from the cylinder and then prepared for conversion into sliver.
b.
any roller that removes the fibers from another roller.

Origin:
1815–25; doff + -er1

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doff (dɒf)
 
vb
1.  to take off or lift (one's hat) in salutation
2.  to remove (clothing)
 
[Old English dōn of; see do1, off; compare don1]
 
'doffer
 
n

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