Definition of Maginot Line in English:

Maginot Line

proper noun

  • 1A system of fortifications constructed by the French along their eastern border during the 1930s, outflanked by German forces in 1940.

    1. 1.1as noun a Maginot line An impressive but often ineffectual means of protection or defence:
      ‘the courts are our Maginot Line against industry’

Origin

Named after André Maginot (1877–1932), a French minister of war.

Pronunciation:

Maginot Line

/ˈmaʒɪnəʊ/