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 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 — 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

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