made separately and placed within another unit.

Origin of set-in

First recorded in 1525–35; adj. use of verb phrase set in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for set-in

Historical Examples of set-in

  • In general the strongest flood does not set-in till Midsummer.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • "It's a set-in rain, and we're goin' to have a hard time," Hubert complained.

    Captain Ted

    Louis Pendleton

  • Fine weather may, perhaps, have set-in in the interval in all parts of the mountains.

  • Those wide seams in the whitewashed ceiling must mean the cracks due to a set-in door.

    The Girl in the Mirror

    Elizabeth Garver Jordan