set-in
I. adjective Date: 1534 1. placed, located, or built as a part of some other construction <
a set-in bookcase
>
<
a set-in washbasin
>
2. cut separately and stitched in <
set-in sleeves
>
II. noun Date: 1953 insert

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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