noun, plural shel·ties. Informal.
Origin of shelty
Examples from the Web for sheltie
I had no bridle for my sheltie, but only a halter; and Joseph rode without a saddle.
I asked our guide, a lad of fourteen years of age, what was the average price of a sheltie.Letters of a Traveller|William Cullen Bryant
"People might be walking about," I said to Angus when he lifted me from Sheltie's back.The White People|Frances Hodgson Burnett
We could get but one bridle here, which, according to the maxim detur digniori, was appropriated to Dr. Johnson's sheltie.
British Dictionary definitions for sheltie
Word Origin for sheltie
Word Origin and History for sheltie
"small pony," 1640s, "Shetland pony," from Shelty, abbreviation of Sheltand, metathesis of Shetland. Or the word may represent the Orkney pronunciation of Old Norse Hjalti "Shetlander."