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Definitions of Doffer

  1. A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar, with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the fiber from the cards. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A worker who replaces full bobbins by empty ones on the throstle or ring frames. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A revolving cylinder in a carding-machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Doffer

  1. For instance, there was Lewis Paul's carding engine; he introduced that into Lancashire and added to it a stripping comb, or doffer that made it about fifty per cent. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. The 14- inch doffer roller is made of chestnut. – The Scholfield Wool-Carding Machines by Grace L. Rogers