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Definitions of Doffer
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
A worker who replaces full bobbins by empty ones on the throstle or ring frames. Webster Dictionary DB
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.