a city in N Iraq. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • It was rumored that we would continue to push on and would attack Kirkuk.

  • At length we got round to the road, and started to advance down it to Kirkuk.

  • Once we had reached the far side we set out to pick our way round Kirkuk to get astride the road leading thence to Altun Kupri.

  • Kirkuk is of very ancient origin—but of its early history little is known.

  • It provides an easy passage practicable in the depth of winter, from Armenia to Kirkuk and Baghdad.

British Dictionary definitions for kirkuk



a city in NE Iraq: centre of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean. Pop: 548 000 (2005 est)
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