Definition of the Siegfried Line from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the Siegfried Line

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  1. 1(in World War I) a line of military defence set up by the Germans in Belgium and France.
  2. 2(in World War II) the name given by the Allies to the German line of military defence between France and Germany. A song that was popular with British soldiers at the time began with the line, 'We're gonna (= going to) hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line.’