city in NE France, on the Moselle River: pop. 120,000
See Metz in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of northeast France on the Moselle River north of Nancy. Settled before Roman times, it prospered as a free imperial city after the 12th century and was annexed by France in 1552. The city was ruled by Germany from 1871 to 1918. Population: 124,000.