Definition of Irish setter

1. Noun. An Irish breed with a chestnut-brown or mahogany-red coat.

Exact synonyms: Red Setter
Generic synonyms: Setter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irish Setter

Irish gorse
Irish hobbies
Irish hobby
Irish joke
Irish jokes
Irish monetary unit
Irish moss
Irish moss gelatin
Irish pennant
Irish pennants
Irish people
Irish person
Irish potato
Irish pound
Irish punt
Irish setter (current term)
Irish soda bread
Irish stew
Irish strawberry
Irish terrier
Irish twin
Irish twins
Irish water spaniel
Irish waterfall
Irish whiskey
Irish whisky
Irish wolfhound
Irishism
Irishisms
Irishly

Literary usage of Irish setter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"CHAPTER V. THE Irish setter. It has often struck me as being extraordinary that so little is known of the origin of the Irish setter —that he is an old dog ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"... the Irish setter Club, the Spaniel Club, the Sporting Spaniel Club, the Deerhound Club, the Heagle Club, the Irish Wolfhound Club, the Borzoi Club, ..."

3. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE Irish setter The Irish setter by most authorities is conceded to be the purest bred ... The American Irish setter of forty years ago was of this stamp, ..."

4. The Twentieth Century Dog by Herbert Compton (1904)
"THE Irish setter The Irish setter, like the Irish terrier and the Irish water spaniel, is a red dog, or, to be more explicit, a golden chesnut, ..."

5. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"CHAPTER V. THE Irish setter. It has often struck me as being extraordinary that so little is known of the origin of the Irish setter —that he is an old dog ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"... the Irish setter Club, the Spaniel Club, the Sporting Spaniel Club, the Deerhound Club, the Heagle Club, the Irish Wolfhound Club, the Borzoi Club, ..."

7. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE Irish setter The Irish setter by most authorities is conceded to be the purest bred ... The American Irish setter of forty years ago was of this stamp, ..."

8. The Twentieth Century Dog by Herbert Compton (1904)
"THE Irish setter The Irish setter, like the Irish terrier and the Irish water spaniel, is a red dog, or, to be more explicit, a golden chesnut, ..."

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