1. a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution

Definition categories: man–made

2. a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)

Definition categories: man–made, clink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer, prison