1. 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.
  2. 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. One who hunts victims for sharpers.
  4. One who adapts words to music in composition.
  5. An adornment; a decoration; -- with off.
  6. A shallow seggar for porcelain.

v. t.

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