Siegfried Line

Siegfried Line

noun
a zone of fortifications in W Germany facing the Maginot line, constructed in the years preceding World War II.
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Siegfried line
 
n
the line of fortifications built by the Germans prior to and during World War II opposite the Maginot line in France

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Siegfried Line
World War I Ger. fortifications in France, from Ger. Siegfriedlinie, named for the hero in Wagner's "Ring" cycle.
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