Origin of setter
Examples from the Web for setter
Historical Examples of setter
Dogs are capering about, a collie, a setter, a Boston terrier.The Conquest of Fear
Dick and the setter managed the Indian trail for about twenty rods.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
But he's as straight as a string, and he'll mind like a setter dog.Shorty McCabe
Other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods.
Jim stopped inside the door, as immovable as a setter at the scent of quail.
Word Origin for setter
"one who sets (something)," c.1400, agent noun from set (v.). As a type of hunting-dog (originally a type of spaniel), 1570s, so called because the dog is "set" on game.