- an island in the English Channel: the second largest of the Channel Islands, which, with Alderney and Sark, Herm, Jethou, and some islets, forms the bailiwick of Guernsey; finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Peter Port. Pop: 59 710 (2001). Area: 63 sq km (24.5 sq miles)
- a breed of dairy cattle producing rich creamy milk, originating from the island of Guernsey
- (sometimes not capital) a seaman's knitted woollen sweater
- (not capital) Austral a sleeveless woollen shirt or jumper worn by a football player
- get a guernsey ⇒ Austral to be selected or gain recognition for something
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Place NamesIsle of, one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel. With adjacent islands: 51,138;
24½ sq. mi. (63 sq. km).
- one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised originally on the Isle of Guernsey, producing rich, golden-tinted milk.
- Clothing(l.c.) a close-fitting knitted woolen shirt worn by sailors and soccer or Rugby players.
- 1825–35, for def. 2