[ shat-al-ar-uh b, shaht- ]
/ ˈʃæt ælˈær əb, ˈʃɑt- /


a river in SE Iraq, formed by the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, flowing SE to the Persian Gulf. 123 miles (198 km) long.


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British Dictionary definitions for shatt-al-arab

/ (ˈʃætælˈærəb) /


a river in SE Iraq, formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers: flows southeast as part of the border between Iraq and Iran to the Persian Gulf. Length: 193 km (120 miles)
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