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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narrow sea inlet, particularly in the Shetland Islands, similar to a fjord.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inlet, bay, or creek; -- so called in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inlet, bay, or creek.

Etymologies

Shetland and Orkney dialect, from Old Norse vágr. Cognate with Swedish and Norwegian våg, and Icelandic vogur. (Wiktionary)

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  • "still pointed westward
    down the long voe,
    down toward the ocean
    where the business is."
    - from "The Overhaul" by Kathleen Jamie, p 60 of the May 28, 2012 edition of the New Yorker

    May 30, 2012

  • i can confirm Shetland is replete with these.

    December 14, 2008

  • "An inlet, bay, or creek; -- so called in the Orkney and Shetland Islands. --Jamieson." – Webster's Rev. Unab. Dict.

    May 5, 2008