Gordon setter


Gor·​don setter ˈgȯr-dᵊn- How to pronounce Gordon setter (audio)
: any of a breed of large bird dogs of Scottish origin that have a long flat black-and-tan coat

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Word History


Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon †1827 Scottish sportsman

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gordon setter was in 1865

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“Gordon setter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gordon%20setter. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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