Definition of red setter in US English:

red setter


  • less formal term for Irish setter
    • ‘A 46 year old owner of an Irish red setter noticed that his dog had only one testicle.’
    • ‘For six years Jan, the red setter, has been a top mountain rescue dog, taking part in 50 searches and, with her owner Malcolm Grindrod, has found 20 people.’
    • ‘We've got a red setter who's the most intelligent dog I ever had.’
    • ‘But the fate of their two red setters, Red and Rua, remains unclear.’
    • ‘They spent £40,000 converting the garage into a snooker room, installing a new kitchen and adding a conservatory, and another £5,000 securing the garden for their red setter.’