- a set having 12 timbers joined to form eight 90° solid angles.
Origin of square set
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for square set
Of deeds of derring-do for the saving of life our square-set friend was full.
His dress was well adapted to his square-set and herculean frame.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales
There was one spot that we must see and stand upon, and the square-set man was sure of himself this time.
The square-set man who tacked himself on to us smiled when we asked him to say honestly if he had heard them.
He knew that she could support no more violence, and he turned to the dim, square-set figure before him.Wild Oranges