Definitions for maginot lineˈmæʒ əˌnoʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ma′gi•not line`ˈmæʒ əˌnoʊ(n.)
a zone of fortifications erected by France before World War II, but outflanked by a German invasion in 1940.
Category: Western History
Origin of Maginot line:
1925–30; after AndréMaginot , French minister of war
a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable, it was easily overrun by the German army in 1940
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