English setter

noun

Definition of English setter

: any of a breed of dogs often trained as bird dogs and characterized by a moderately long flat silky coat of white or white with color and by feathering on the tail and legs

First Known Use of English setter

1790, in the meaning defined above

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“English setter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20setter. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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