Definitions

from The American Heritage¬ģ Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fine yarn made from the wool of sheep raised in the Shetland Islands and used for knitting and weaving.
  • n. A garment, especially a sweater, made of this yarn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Shetland Islands.
  • n. A particular breed of pony.
  • n. A pony of this breed.
  • n. A particular breed of sheep.
  • n. A sheep of this breed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small sheepdog resembling a collie that was developed in the Shetland Islands
  • n. an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland

Etymologies

After the Shetland (Islands) .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • So it's sort of about Shetland, and it's sort of about Simon and his family and their time in ¬≠Shetland.

    The Guardian World News

  • Of course Shetland is beautiful in a (very) windswept way.

    No more wild stereotypes about Shetland

  • "For photographing sea birds, Shetland is a paradise."

    Hanging About For the Perfect Photograph | Impact Lab

  • I'm afraid your ignorance of Skye, John O'Groats, Orkney and Shetland is matched by mine of Argyll so not sure what will happen down there.

    Highlands and Islands Region

  • I was transferred to the 413th Squadron which was then based up in Shetland, in December of 1941.

    The Japanese Ceylon Attack

  • When they rowed to shore a certain Shetland man stood there.

    Viking Tales

  • Some data have been drawn from a study of a mental hospital1 (hereafter called Central Hospital), some from a study of a Shetland Island community2 (hereafter called Shetland Isle), some from manuals of etiquette, and some from a file where I keep quotations that have struck me as interesting.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • Kingston mistakenly believes that they speak Erse on Shetland, which is not the case: Erse is spoken in Ireland, being similar to the Gaelic spoken in parts of

    Will Weatherhelm The Yarn of an Old Sailor

  • Mr Fairbairn, 51, will take 27 days to journey from Bishop Rock on the Isles of Scilly in the South West, to the lighthouse at Muckle Flugga in Shetland, which is set on the most northerly rock in the British Isles.

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  • As i recall Shetland boats had taken on board your advice.

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