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setter

[ set-er ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that sets.
  2. one of any of several breeds of hunting dogs that originally had the habit of crouching when game was scented but that are now trained to stand stiffly and point the muzzle toward the scented game. Compare English setter, Gordon setter, Irish setter.
  3. Volleyball. a player who lofts the ball high for a teammate near the net to spike.


setter

/ ˈsɛtə /

noun

  1. any of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails See English setter Gordon setter Irish setter


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Word History and Origins

Origin of setter1

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; set, -er 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of setter1

C16: so called because they can be used to indicate where game is: see set 1
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Example Sentences

They simply need to be seen as the only legitimate opposition, in a country where they are now considered the political counterweight, and as such, the agenda setters.

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Drowsy jet setters can tune out crying babies, noisy engines, and more.

If it’s less than 1, the epidemic is shrinking, and policy setters might consider lifting some restrictions.

Of course, they’ll have to replace the items when they run out, but this kit, which comes with a stylish travel bag, will give frequent jet setters a good start.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been one of Germany’s most influential leaders and a standard setter for Europe for 16 years.

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Partly because Ben was as naturally and effortlessly impeccable as Astaire or Cary Grant, or any other mythic style-setter.

Yedioth won out: Maariv kept its position as an important agenda-setter, but began losing money.

The only category that fell into the middle class was that of “multiple tool setter.”

It is not as if the fire-setter woke up and said, ‘Today will be the day to light up carports.’

So Regis Brugiere stole Jim, the black-and-white setter, and concealed him well.

Thus was the way of justice fulfilled in the case of Regis Brugiere and the setter-dog Jim.

Like a setter in the make of him, but no setter that ever I saw could match him for size or looks.

Upon reaching a gate that opened into his meadow, he looked about and whistled for the dog, but the setter was gone.

He wrote again go Hall, urging him to sell some of his type-setter royalties.

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