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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Set \Set\ (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle. "The set phrase of peace." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer. [1913 Webster] 5. Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted. [1913 Webster] Set hammer. (a) A hammer the head of which is not tightly fastened upon the handle, but may be reversed. --Knight. (b) A hammer with a concave face which forms a die for shaping anything, as the end of a bolt, rivet, etc. Set line, a line to which a number of baited hooks are attached, and which, supported by floats and properly secured, may be left unguarded during the absence of the fisherman. Set nut, a jam nut or lock nut. See under Nut. Set screw (Mach.), a screw, sometimes cupped or printed at one end, and screwed through one part, as of a machine, tightly upon another part, to prevent the one from slipping upon the other. Set speech, a speech carefully prepared before it is delivered in public; a formal or methodical speech. [1913 Webster]