- the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep.
- thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving.
Origin of Shetland wool
First recorded in 1780–90
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- a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters
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