an island group northeast of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 550 sq. mi. (1,425 sq. km).
- Also called Shet·land .
- Formerly Zet·land [zet-luhnd] /ˈzɛt lənd/ .
- Shet·land Is·land·er, noun
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How to use Shetland Islands in a sentence
All the northern counties had sent their quota to swell the number, and even the Orkney and Shetland Islands were represented.The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
In the early summer of 1860 I went upon a visit to a distant relative of mine, who lived in one of the Shetland Islands.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
In the Orkney and Shetland Islands it is the most common, if not the only, species, and builds its nest among the corn or heath.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns
In the Shetland Islands she has also organized these societies, and thus many lives have been saved.Lives of Girls Who Became Famous | Sarah Knowles Bolton
Waldron said he particularly desired to go to the Shetland Islands, on the north of Scotland, in order to buy himself a pony.Rollo in Scotland | Jacob Abbott