Shetland

noun
Shet·​land | \ˈshet-lənd \

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 \
variants: formerly also Zetland \ˈzet-​ \

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 \ noun

First Known Use of Shetland

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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