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

Origin and Etymology of maginot line

André Maginot †1932 French minister of war


Maginot Line

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

Definition of Maginot Line

system of defensive fortifications that was built by France in the 1930s to protect its eastern border and stretched for nearly 200 miles (322 kilometers)

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