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Definition of setter:

  1. A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching.
  2. A shallow seggar for porcelain.
  3. An adornment; a decoration; - with off.
  4. One who adapts words to music in composition.
  5. One who hunts victims for sharpers.
  6. One who, or that which, sets; - used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on ( or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth.
  7. To cut the dewlap ( of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.

Synonyms:

typesetter, compositor, typographer.

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