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setout

[set-out] /ˈsɛtˌaʊt/
noun, Informal.
1.
preparations, especially for beginning a journey.
2.
start or outset.
3.
things set or laid out for use or display, as food on a table.
4.
getup or outfit.
5.
an entertaining event.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; noun use of verb phrase set out
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Examples for setout
  • A carriage together with the horses, harness and attendants is a turnout or setout.

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