One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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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