The city of Detroit.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- city in SE Mich., on the Detroit River: pop. 951,000
- river flowing south from Lake St. Clair into Lake Erie: c. 31 mi (50 km)
Origin: ; from French détroit, strait: first applied to the river
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Detroit - Cultural Definition
Largest city in Michigan.
- As the center of automobile production, it is often referred to as the “Motor City” or “Motown.”