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also shel·ty  (shĕl′tē)
n. pl. shel·ties Informal
1. A Shetland pony.
2. A Shetland sheepdog.

[Probably from Old Norse Hjalti, Shetlander, from Hjaltland, Shetland Islands.]


(ˈʃɛltɪ) or


n, pl -ties
(Breeds) another name for Shetland pony, Shetland sheepdog
[C17: probably from Orkney dialect sjalti, from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander, from Hjaltland Shetland]


, shelty
n (= Shetland pony)Sheltie nt; (= Shetland sheepdog)Sheltie m
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