Irish setter

  1. one of an Irish breed of setters having a golden-chestnut or mahogany-red coat.

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Origin of Irish setter

First recorded in 1880–85

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How to use Irish setter in a sentence

  • Taken as a whole, the Irish setter is built more after the type of a racer.

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British Dictionary definitions for Irish setter

Irish setter

  1. a breed of setter developed in Ireland, having a flat soft brownish-red coat: Also called: red setter

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