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voe Line breaks: voe

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of voe in English:


A small bay or creek in Orkney or Shetland: [in place names]: Sullom Voe
More example sentences
  • Since there are no rivers in Shetland, there is very little fresh water run-off in the voes (small fjords), and the chances of farmed salmon escaping up the rivers are negligible.
  • Hope was what I found on this trip to the Shetlands, with all their voes and woes.


Late 17th century: from Norwegian våg, from Old Norse vágr.

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