Pronunciation: (dof, dôf), [key]
1. to remove or take off, as clothing.
2. to remove or tip (the hat), as in greeting.
3. to throw off; get rid of: Doff your stupid ideas and join our side!
a. to strip (carded fiber) from a carding machine.
b. to remove (full bobbins, material, etc.) from a textile machine.
a. the act of removing bobbins, material, etc., and stripping fibers from a textile machine.
b. the material so doffed.
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