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set +‎ -t- +‎ -er.

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setter (plural setters)

  1. One who sets something, especially a typesetter.
    The exam was so hard we assumed the question setter must have been in a bad mood.
    Some crossword setters work for various newspapers under different pseudonyms.
  2. A long-haired breed of gundog (Wikipedia).
    She has a spaniel and a red setter.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, “7/2”, in The Norwich Victims[1]:
      The two Gordon setters came obediently to heel. Sir Oswald Feiling winced as he turned to go home. He had felt a warning twinge of lumbago.
  3. (volleyball) The player who is responsible for setting, or passing, the ball to teammates for an attack.
  4. (object-oriented programming) A function used to modify the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the getter.
  5. (sports, in combinations) A game or match that lasts a certain number of sets.
    • 2012 June 29, Kevin Mitchell, “Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau”, in The Guardian[2], archived from the original on 15 November 2016:
      It was desperately close until all but the closing moments, and for that we had the 32nd-ranked [Julien] Benneteau to thank for bringing the fight out in [Roger] Federer, whose thirst for these long battles has waned over the past couple of years. For a player regarded by many as the greatest of all time his record in completed five-setters is ordinary: now 20 wins, 16 losses.
  6. One who hunts victims for sharpers.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  7. One who adapts words to music in composition.
  8. A shallow seggar for porcelain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ure to this entry?)
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VerbEdit

setter (third-person singular simple present setters, present participle settering, simple past and past participle settered)

  1. (Britain, dialectal, transitive) To cut the dewlap (of a cow or ox), and insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for setter in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Borrowed from English setter.

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setter m (plural setters)

  1. setter (dog)

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setter m (invariable)

  1. setter (dog)

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setter

  1. present of sette