English setter

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of English setter was in 1790

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“English setter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20setter. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

English setter

noun
: any of a breed of bird dogs with a long flat silky coat of white usually with flecks or patches of black or brown

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