Definition of Maginot Line in English:

Maginot Line

proper noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Maginot Line

/ˈmaʒɪnəʊ/