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. 1.1An 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/