Definition of McMahon Line in English:

McMahon Line

(also MacMahon Line, McMahon line)

noun

  • A line proposed by the British under Sir Henry McMahon at the Simla Conference (1913–14) as the frontier between Tibet and Assam, running along the Himalayas from the eastern border of Bhutan to the Brahmaputra River.

Origin

1930s. From the name of Sir (Arthur) Henry McMahon, British foreign secretary to the government of India and commissioner at the Simla Conference + line.

Pronunciation

McMahon Line

/məkˈmɑːn lʌɪn/