Shetland

noun
Shet·​land | \ ˈshet-lənd How to pronounce Shetland (audio) \

Definition of Shetland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 often not capitalized
a : a lightweight loosely twisted yarn of Shetland wool used for knitting and weaving
b : a fabric or a garment made from Shetland wool

Shetland

geographical name
Shet·​land | \ ˈshet-lənd How to pronounce Shetland (audio) \
variants: formerly also Zetland \ ˈzet-​lənd How to pronounce Zetland (audio) \

Definition of Shetland (Entry 2 of 2)

islands of northern Scotland northeast of the Orkney Islands constituting an administrative area; capital Lerwick (on Mainland Island) area 550 square miles (1430 square kilometers), population 23,000

Other Words from Shetland

Geographical name

Shetlander \ ˈshet-​lən-​dər How to pronounce Shetlander (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Shetland

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Shetland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shetland. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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