doffer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

doff +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

doffer (plural doffers)

  1. (textile manufacturing) A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton or fiber from the cards.
  2. A worker who replaces full bobbins by empty ones on the throstle or ring frames.

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References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for doffer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔ.fər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dof‧fer
  • Rhymes: -ɔfər

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

doffer m (plural doffers, diminutive doffertje n, feminine duif or duivin)

  1. male dove, a cock pigeon
    Synonyms: duiver, mannetjesduif

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

doffer

  1. Comparative form of dof