Siegfried line

noun

Definition of Siegfried line

: a line of German defensive fortifications facing the Maginot Line

First Known Use of Siegfried line

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Siegfried line

after Siegfried

Note: Siegfried Line was the English name assigned to the line, though it apparently reflects Siegfriedstellung, the German name given to the similar World War I defensive line that was called Hindenburg Line by the Allies.

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“Siegfried line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Siegfried%20line. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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