city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the site of ancient Nineveh: pop. 664,000
See Mosul in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of northern Iraq on the Tigris River north-northwest of Baghdad. An important center on the historical caravan route across northern Mesopotamia, it became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. Mosul was awarded to Iraq by the League of Nations in 1925. Population: 2,060,000.