Shatt-al-ArabShatt al Ar·ab
river in SE Iraq, formed by the confluence of the Tigris & Euphrates rivers & flowing southeast into the Persian Gulf: 120 mi (193 km)
Shatt al Arab
A river channel, about 195 km (120 mi) long, of southeast Iraq formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and flowing southeast to the Persian Gulf. The Shatt al Arab forms part of the Iraq-Iran border, and navigation rights to the channel have long been disputed by the two countries.
From Arabic شط العرب (Šaṭṭ al-ʿArab, literally “stream of the Arabs”).
- Alternative form of Shatt al-Arab.