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(Definition of prisoner of war from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prisoner of warnoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɪz·ə·nər əv ˈwɔr, ˈprɪz·nər/ (abbreviation POW)
a ​member of the ​armedforces who has been ​caught by ​enemyforces during a war
(Definition of prisoner of war from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prisoner of war”
in Chinese (Simplified) 战俘…
in Turkish savaş esiri/tutsağı…
in Russian военнопленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰俘…
in Polish jeniec wojenny…
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