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Maginot Line

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

Definition of Maginot Line

  1. 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. 2 :  a defensive barrier or strategy that inspires a false sense of security

Origin of maginot line

André Maginot †1932 French minister of war

First Known Use: 1936

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