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the group of dishes, silverware, glasses, etc., set at the place of each person at a meal.
a single group of such dishes or eating utensils sold as a unit.
the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table

1939, from place (n.) + setting (n.).


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