Maginot[măzhˈə-nōˌ, măjˈ-, mä-zhē-nōˈ], André 1877-1932.
Maginot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, André 1877-1932.
French politician who as minister of war (1922-1924 and 1929-1932) proposed a line of fortification, called the Maginot Line, along France's border with Germany. Thought to be impregnable, the line was bypassed and later captured by the Germans (1940).