setter

noun
set·​ter | \ ˈse-tər How to pronounce setter (audio) \

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

Examples of setter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inskeep and Stowell hadn’t been the most frequent partners in AVP events the past year, but hummed in perfect rhythm Sunday, often utilizing the versatile Inskeep as a setter and the taller Stowell as an emphatic finisher. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2022 The framework also doubles down on how the U.S. needs to reinforce its leadership in the global financial system as well as technological and economic competitiveness, and should strive to be a standard-setter for the technology globally as well. Jason Brett, Forbes, 10 July 2022 The first hearing is expected to be a table-setter for the rest of the subsequent hearings. Farnoush Amiri, Anchorage Daily News, 8 June 2022 The first hearing is expected to be a table-setter for the rest of the subsequent hearings. Farnoush Amiri, Anchorage Daily News, 8 June 2022 The first hearing is expected to be a table-setter for the rest of the subsequent hearings. Farnoush Amiri, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 With that forward-looking gaze, the 36-year-old singer, songwriter, DJ, actor, and style-setter simultaneously shrinks the world and expands it. Jonathan Zwickel, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2022 Giezycki could do it not only in a two-setter rotation, but also in a 5-1 offense with him as the lone playmaker. Darren Day, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 2022 Tebow, a two-time national champion, Heisman winner and SEC record-setter, headlines the list of candidates for the 2023 class during the 34-year-old’s first year of eligibility. Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 6 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of setter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Aug 2022

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“Setter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/setter. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for setter

setter

noun
set·​ter | \ ˈse-tər How to pronounce setter (audio) \

Kids Definition of setter

1 : a large dog that has long hair and is used in hunting birds
2 : someone or something that sets

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