Definition of Shatt al-Arab in English:

Shatt al-Arab

proper noun

  • A river in southwestern Asia that is formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and flows 120 miles (195 km) through southeastern 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

/ˌSHat al ˈarəb/