Examples from the Web for setter
"I'd rather have a bulldog than a setter, any day," said Harry.
By the middle of the Tertiary this ancestral horse has risen in height until he is taller and heavier than a setter dog.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
Under the wagon Stanley, the setter, walked slowly, wagging his tail in placid contentment and ruminating upon his experiences.The Third Violet|Stephen Crane
I wanted to train my setter; so I told him I wasnt well, and slipped out of it.Justin Wingate, Ranchman|John H. Whitson
This time the setter seemed to understand what was required of him.
British Dictionary definitions for setter
Word Origin for setter
Word Origin and History 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.