Shetland

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noun Shet·land \ˈshet-lənd\

Definition of Shetland

  1. 1a :  shetland ponyb :  shetland sheepdog

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

1836

First Known Use of shetland

1836


Shetland

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

Zetland

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Definition of Shetland

  1. 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

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