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- n. In the Shetland Islands, the act of deep-sea fishing for fish such as cod, ling, and tusk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The deep-sea fishing for cod, ling, and tusk, off the Shetland Isles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deep-sea fishing-ground.
From Scandinavian haaf ("haaf"), from Icelandic haf ("the sea"), and Danish hav. (Can we verify(+) this etymology?) (Wiktionary)