Setter
Setter Set"ter, n. 1. One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are several distinct varieties of setters; as, the Irish, or red, setter; the Gordon setter, which is usually red or tan varied with black; and the English setter, which is variously colored, but usually white and tawny red, with or without black. [1913 Webster]

3. One who hunts victims for sharpers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. One who adapts words to music in composition. [1913 Webster]

5. An adornment; a decoration; -- with off. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They come as . . . setters off of thy graces. --Whitlock. [1913 Webster]

6. (Pottery) A shallow seggar for porcelain. --Ure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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