Definition of Shatt al-Arab in English:

Shatt al-Arab

proper noun

  • A river of south-western Asia, formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and flowing 195 km (120 miles) through south-eastern Iraq to the Persian Gulf. Its lower course forms the border between Iraq and Iran.

Origin

From Arabic, literally ‘Arab shore’.

Pronunciation

Shatt al-Arab

/ˌʃat al ˈarəb/