Definition of islesman in English:


nounPlural islesmen

  • A male native or inhabitant of a group of islands, especially the Hebrides, the Orkneys, or Shetland.

    • ‘A naval and a land attack was made upon the Islesmen, and they for a time were quelled.’
    • ‘A local tradition in Skye tells that the Islesmen held a council at which they decided to offer Somerled the chiefship.’