setter

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noun set·ter \ ˈse-tər \

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

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First Known Use of setter

15th century


SETTER Defined for English Language Learners

setter

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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

setter

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noun set·ter \ ˈse-tər \

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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