from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The point of adjustment or setting of any mechanism.
- n. The position of any machine, or part of a machine, in which adjustment is most conveniently made.
- n. The point or place in a machine where adjustment is arranged for or is designed to take place.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I was also a bit scared of the whole "setting-point" instructions methylated spirits?
Increase the heat and simmer for a further hour or until the jelly reaches setting-point.
Put a small plate in the freezer ready for testing the setting-point of the jelly.