Definition of sett in English:

sett

Syllabification: sett
(also set)

noun

  • 1The lair or burrow of a badger.
    More example sentences
    • His mother gave birth to him and his brother in a garage in Cumbria because all the badger setts had been flooded.
    • However, the plans must change as the proposed route runs through a badger sett and it would be illegal to disturb them.
    • Swindon is blessed with many badger setts around the town but the rapid growth taking place has seen many of our badgers put at risk.
  • 2The particular pattern of stripes in a tartan.

Origin

Middle English: variant of set2, the spelling with -tt prevailing in technical senses.

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