Setting pole
Setting Set"ting, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

3. Something set in, or inserted. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt set in it settings of stones. --Ex. xxviii. 17. [1913 Webster]

4. That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin. [1913 Webster]

5. the time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel. [PJC]

{Setting coat} (Arch.), the finishing or last coat of plastering on walls or ceilings.

{Setting dog}, a setter. See {Setter}, n., 2.

{Setting pole}, a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.

{Setting rule}. (Print.) A composing rule. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Setting pole — A setting pole is a pole, handled by a single individual, made to move watercraft by pushing the craft in the desired direction. Because it is a pushing tool, it is generally used from the stern (back) of the craft.A setting pole is usually made… …   Wikipedia

  • setting pole — noun : a pole usually having a steel tip and used for pushing boats along in shallow water …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Setting — Set ting, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of marking the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Setting coat — Setting Set ting, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of marking… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Setting dog — Setting Set ting, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of marking… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Setting rule — Setting Set ting, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of marking… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pole dance — Pole dancer performing Chinese pole acrobats perform …   Wikipedia

  • Setting circles — on an equatorial fork mounted telescope Setting circles are used on telescopes equipped with an equatorial mount to find astronomical objects in the sky by their equatorial coordinates often used in star charts or ephemeris …   Wikipedia

  • Pole-sitting — is the practice of sitting on a pole for extended lengths of time, generally used as a test of endurance. A small platform may be placed at the top of the pole.Pole sitting is related to the ancient ascetic discipline of Stylitism, or column… …   Wikipedia

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