Synonyms for bastille
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- 1. Bastille
- usage: 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
- 2. bastille, jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey, prison, prison house
- usage: a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)