[lur-wik, ler-, ler-ik]


a city in and the administrative center of the Shetland Islands, N of Scotland.

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Historical Examples of lerwick

  • But they will return here when their business is finished in Lerwick?

    An Orkney Maid

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • They were received by the people of Lerwick in the warmest manner.

    Notable Voyagers

    W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

  • He touched at Lerwick both on his outward and homeward voyage.

  • Father Mendez, on reaching Lerwick, found a vessel about to sail for Leith.

  • Then, in some way or other, Peter Fae touched nearly every body in Lerwick.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

British Dictionary definitions for lerwick



a town in Shetland, administrative centre of the island authority of Shetland, on the island of Mainland: the most northerly town in the British Isles; knitwear, oil refining. Pop: 6830 (2001)
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