Maginot Line Definition

măzhə-nō, măj-, mä-zhē-nō
A system of heavy fortifications built before WWII on the E frontier of France: it failed to prevent invasion by the Nazi armies.
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Origin of Maginot Line

  • After André Maginot (1877–1932), French politician and minister of war (1922–1924 and 1929–1932) who proposed building the fortifications

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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