Definition of voe in English:

voe

noun

  • A small bay or creek in Orkney or Shetland.

    [in place names] ‘Sullom Voe’
    • ‘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.’
    inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

voe

/vəʊ/