Also called Shetland Islands. a group of about 100 islands (fewer than 20 inhabited), off the N coast of Scotland, which constitute an island authority of Scotland: a Norse dependency from the 8th century until 1472; noted for the breeding of Shetland ponies, knitwear manufacturing, and fishing; oil-related industries. Administrative centre: Lerwick. Pop: 21 870 (2003 est). Area: 1426 sq km (550 sq miles) Official name (until 1974) Zetland
[shet-luh nd] /ˈʃɛt lənd/ plural noun 1. an island group NE of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 550 sq. mi. (1425 sq. km).
noun 1. one of a breed of small but sturdy, rough-coated ponies, raised originally in the Shetland Islands. Shetland pony noun 1. a very small sturdy breed of pony with a long shaggy mane and tail Also called sheltie
noun 1. the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep. 2. thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving. Shetland wool noun 1. a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters
noun 1. a furrow, ditch, or trench. verb (used with object) 2. to plow or dig (a furrow, ditch, etc.). noun 1. (Scot, dialect) a ditch or trough