Maginot-line definitions

măzh'ə-nō', măj'-, mä-zhē-nō'
A line of fortification constructed in the 1930s along France's border with Germany. Thought to be impregnable, the line was bypassed and later captured by the Germans in 1940.
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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