detroit


noun

  1. a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River.
  2. a river in SE Michigan, flowing S from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie, forming part of the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. About 32 miles (52 km) long.
  3. the U.S. automobile industry.

noun

  1. a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River: a major Great Lakes port; largest car-manufacturing centre in the world. Pop: 911 402 (2003 est)
  2. a river in central North America, flowing along the US-Canadian border from Lake St Clair to Lake Erie

city in Michigan, U.S., from French détroit, literally “straits,” from Old French destreit (12c.), from Latin districtum, neuter of districtus. French fort built there 1701. By 1918 the city name was synonymous with “U.S. automobile manufacturing.”

Largest city in Michigan.

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