setter


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set·ter

 (sĕt′ər)
n.
1. One that sets: a setter of printing type; a setter of rabbit traps.
2. Any of several breeds of long-haired hunting dogs originally trained to indicate the presence of game by crouching in a set position.

setter

(ˈsɛtə)
n
(Breeds) any of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails. See English setter, Gordon setter, Irish setter
[C16: so called because they can be used to indicate where game is: see set1]

set•ter

(ˈsɛt ər)

n.
any of several breeds of hunting dogs having long hair with feathering on the legs, chest, and tail, formerly trained to crouch when game was scented and now trained to point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.setter - one who sets written material into typesetter - one who sets written material into type
pressman, printer - someone whose occupation is printing
2.setter - a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
English setter - an English breed having a plumed tail and a soft silky coat that is chiefly white
Irish setter, red setter - an Irish breed with a chestnut-brown or mahogany-red coat
Gordon setter - a Scottish breed with a black-and-tan coat
Translations
كَلْب صَيْد كبير
setr
setter
asettajaasettelijasetterisyöttäjä
szetter
setter, seti
seteris
seters
seter
bir tür iri av köpeğiseter

setter

[ˈsetəʳ] N
1. (= dog) → setter m, perro m de muestra
2. [of puzzle etc] → autor(a) m/f
3. (= person) [of gems] → engastador(a) m/f
4. = typesetter 1

setter

n
(= typesetter)Setzer(in) m(f)
(= dog)Setter m

setter

[ˈsɛtəʳ] n (dog) → setter m inv

setter

(ˈsetə) noun
a type of large dog.
References in classic literature ?
At one time they would beat a field like a setter dog, and drop down in an instant on a mouse unaware of them.
She loved to put up lunches for him when he went hunting, to mend his ball-gloves and sew buttons on his shooting-coat, baked the kind of nut-cake he liked, and fed his setter dog when he was away on trips with his father.
A setter bitch, Laska, ran out too, almost upsetting Kouzma, and whining, turned round about Levin's knees, jumping up and longing, but not daring, to put her forepaws on his chest.
The eyes did not notice me, but sparkled with glee on beholding Sancho, my beautiful black and white setter, that was coursing about the field with its muzzle to the ground.
We will enter very softly and stand still in the open doorway, without awaking the glossy- brown setter who is stretched across the hearth, with her two puppies beside her; or the pug, who is dozing, with his black muzzle aloft, like a sleepy president.
I'm getting a lovely Gordon setter for a Christmas present for Gilbert.
Jim stopped inside the door, as immovable as a setter at the scent of quail.
The present case compelled them to dispense with hunting-dogs, and, no matter what Joe's agility might be, he could not be expected to have the scent of a setter or a greyhound.
One white man, having seen his dog, a setter, torn to pieces before his eyes, drew a revolver.
Jurgis had resolved not to go near his old home again, but when he heard of this it was too much for him, and every night for a week he would get on the car and ride out to the stockyards, and help to undo his work of the previous year, when he had sent Mike Scully's ten-pin setter to the city Board of Aldermen.
Some highly competent authorities are convinced that the setter is directly derived from the spaniel, and has probably been slowly altered from it.
Skeet was a little Irish setter who early made friends with Buck, who, in a dying condition, was unable to resent her first advances.