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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Setter  \Set"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  cut  the  dewlap  (of  a  cow  or  an  ox),  and  to  insert  a  seton, 
  so  as  to  cause  an  issue.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Setter  \Set"ter\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
  Note:  There  are  several  distinct  varieties  of  setters;  as 
  the  Irish,  or  red,  setter;  the  Gordon  setter,  which  is 
  usually  red  or  tan  varied  with  black;  and  the  English 
  setter,  which  is  variously  colored,  but  usually  white 
  and  tawny  red,  with  or  without  black. 
  3.  One  who  hunts  victims  for  sharpers.  --Shak. 
  4.  One  who  adapts  words  to  music  in  composition. 
  5.  An  adornment;  a  decoration;  --  with  off  [Obs.] 
  They  come  as  .  .  .  setters  off  of  thy  graces. 
  6.  (Pottery)  A  shallow  seggar  for  porcelain.  --Ure. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  long-haired  dog  formerly  trained  to  crouch  on  finding  game 
  but  now  to  point 

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