Etymology
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setter (n.)

"one who or that which sets (something)," c. 1400, "workman who lays stone, brick, etc.," agent noun from set (v.). As the name of an implement or object from 1520s. As a type of hunting-dog (originally a type of spaniel), 1570s, so called for the dog's habit of of sitting or crouching when it scents game.

updated on June 26, 2022

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