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Meaning of doff

doff

Pronunciation: (dof, dôf), [key]
— v.t.
  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!
    1. to strip (carded fiber) from a carding machine.
    2. to remove (full bobbins, material, etc.) from a textile machine.
—n.
    1. the act of removing bobbins, material, etc., and stripping fibers from a textile machine.
    2. the material so doffed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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