a person or thing that sets.
one of any of several breeds of hunting dogs that originally had the habit of crouching when game was scented but that are now trained to stand stiffly and point the muzzle toward the scented game. Compare English setter, Gordon setter, Irish setter.
Volleyball. a player who lofts the ball high for a teammate near the net to spike.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see set, -er1 Unabridged
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setter (ˈsɛtə)
English setter Gordon setter See Irish setter any of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails
[C16: so called because they can be used to indicate where game is: see set1]

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"one who sets," c.1400, from set (v.). As a type of dog (originally a type of spaniel), 1576, so called because the dog is "set" on game.
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