Gordon setter

noun
Gor·​don setter | \ ˈgȯr-dᵊn- How to pronounce Gordon setter (audio) \

Definition of Gordon setter

: any of a breed of large bird dogs of Scottish origin that have a long flat black-and-tan coat

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Gordon setter

First Known Use of Gordon setter

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gordon setter

Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon †1827 Scottish sportsman

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“Gordon setter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gordon%20setter. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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