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setter

noun
     
Related topics: Animals
set‧ter [countable]
1HBA a long-haired dog often trained to help hunters find where animals or birds are
2XX

style-setter/trend-setter/standard-setter etc

someone who does things that other people admire and try to copy:
Liz has always been a fashion-setter.
3

exam-setter/policy-setter etc

British English someone who decides or organizes something as part of a job:
Who's the question-setter for the quiz night?

➔ set the pattern/tone/trend

at set1 (5), pacesetter, trendsetter

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