The definition of set-in is parts which are made separately and then placed together.adjective
An example of set-in used as an adjective is a dress with set-in sleeves.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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- Made or placed as a part of another unit or structure: a set-in stereo cabinet.
- Made separately and stitched into the main part: a dress with set-in sleeves.
set-in - Phrases/Idioms
Insert, put in, as in I still have to set in the sleeves and then the sweater will be done. [Late 1300s]
Begin to happen or become apparent, as in Darkness was setting in as I left. [c. 1700]
Move toward the shore, said of wind or water, as in The tide sets in very quickly here. [Early 1700s]