Shetland

noun Shet·land \ ˈshet-lənd \

Definition of Shetland

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

First Known Use of shetland

1836

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Shetland

geographical name Shet·land \ ˈshet-lənd \
variants: formerly also Zetland play \ˈzet-\

Definition of Shetland

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

Shetlander

play \ˈshet-lən-dər\ noun

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