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Etymology edit

Arabic شَطّ (šaṭṭ); see chott; for the spelling, compare Shatt al-Arab.

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shatt (plural shatts)

  1. Alternative form of chott
    • 1956, William Chambers, Robert Chambers, Chambers's Journal:
      [...] far greater than was originally supposed, and that a great deal of the water finds its way to the 'shatts' where it oozes to the surface and evaporates.
    • 2005, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, →ISBN, page 239:
      [] On the south the shatts adjoin the Sahara, which constitutes about 40 percent of Tunisia's land area.

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