• (RP) IPA: /ˈsɛt.ə/
  • (Australia) IPA: /ˈset.ə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈsɛt.ɚ/, /-ɾɚ/

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.
  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.
  6. One who hunts victims for sharpers.
  7. One who adapts words to music in composition.
  8. A shallow seggar for porcelain.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Setter, Vorstehhund, Vorstehhündin
  • Russian: сеттер
Translations Verb

setter (setters, present participle settering; past and past participle settered)

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

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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