1. [ noun ] (military) a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
Synonyms: Iran-Iraq_War
Related terms: war Middle_East
2. [ noun ] (military) a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
Synonyms: Persian_Gulf_War
Related terms: war Operation_Desert_Storm