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 of Hindenburg line
First recorded in 1915–20; named after P. von Hindenburg
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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
Word Origin for Hindenburg line
C20: named after Paul von Hindenburg
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