Part of speech: noun

A fortress commanding a city.

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Usage examples "citadel":

  1. The statue was colossal, and was placed in the citadel of Antwerp. - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
  2. You have a close view of the great Tour Talbot, and then pass through a small doorway in the northern face of the citadel. - "Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns", Gordon Home.
  3. His wrong opinions help to strengthen the citadel of evil, but himself is less bad than he seems. - "A New Atmosphere", Gail Hamilton.