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1A system of fortifications constructed by the French along their eastern border during the 1930s, outflanked by German forces in 1940.
- 1.1as noun a Maginot line An impressive but often ineffectual means of protection or defence.‘the courts are our Maginot Line against industry’
- 1.1as noun a Maginot line An impressive but often ineffectual means of protection or defence.
Named after André Maginot (1877–1932), a French minister of war.
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