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Maginot Line

noun Ma·gi·not Line \ˈma-zhə-ˌnō-, ˈma-jə-\

Definition of MAGINOT LINE

1
:  a line of defensive fortifications built before World War II to protect the eastern border of France but easily outflanked by German invaders
2
:  a defensive barrier or strategy that inspires a false sense of security
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Origin of MAGINOT LINE

André Maginot †1932 French minister of war
First Known Use: 1936

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