Definition of setter
1 : one that sets
2 : a large bird dog (such as an Irish setter) of a type trained to point on finding game
Recent Examples of setter from the Web
Chrissy is a trend-setter in the vein of Regina George, but without the sociopathic tendencies.
The 6-foot-1 Warrior setter made her choice on Thursday on Twitter.
Moral Hazard, the Irish setter owned for photo-op purposes by New York Times columnist David Brooks, searched the Young Fogies Club in midtown Manhattan for any room where politics were not being discussed.
Last week’s policy meeting showed that three of eight rate-setters surprisingly backed the first increase in nearly a decade.
Expectations of higher borrowing costs had been stoked by the outcome of last week’s policy meeting, which showed that three of eight rate-setters surprisingly backed the first increase in nearly a decade.
After the New Trier boys volleyball team was lost to Lincoln-Way East in the state quarterfinals, senior setter Niko Gjaja delivered a powerful message to the players who are expected back next season.
Their expectations-meter is set somewhere in 1975, when the American travel industry — particularly the airline industry — was a standards-setter in the customer service department.
Sage Creek will have two of its top three kill leaders back next year in Janke (511 kills) and sophomore Jon Ulrich (149) as well as its top two setters in junior Christian Griego and sophomore Garrett Edwards.
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First Known Use of setter
SETTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of setter for English Language Learners
: a person or thing that determines or establishes something
: a large dog that has long ears and long, smooth hair
SETTER Defined for Kids
Definition of setter for Students
1 : a large dog that has long hair and is used in hunting birds
2 : someone or something that sets
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