- a zone of fortifications in W Germany facing the Maginot Line, constructed in the years preceding World War II.
Also called West·wall [west-wawl; German vest-vahl] /ˈwɛstˌwɔl; German ˈvɛstˌvɑl/.
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- 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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