• Setter Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
  2. (n.) 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.
  3. (n.) One who hunts victims for sharpers.
  4. (n.) An adornment; a decoration; -- with off.
  5. (n.) One who adapts words to music in composition.
  6. (n.) A shallow seggar for porcelain.
  7. (n.) 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.

Compositor, Typesetter, Typographer,

• Setterwort Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The bears-foot (Helleborus f/tidus); -- so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also pegroots.