Hindenburg line

Hindenburg line

noun
a line of elaborate fortifications established by the German army in World War I, near the French-Belgian border, from Lille SE to Metz.

Origin:
1915–20; named after P. von Hindenburg

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Hindenburg line (ˈhɪndənˌbɜːɡ)
 
n
a line of strong fortifications built by the German army near the Franco-Belgian border in 1916--17: breached by the Allies in August 1918
 
[C20: named after Paul von Hindenburg]

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