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“prisoner of war” in British English

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prisoner of warnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌprɪz.ən.ər əv ˈwɔːr/ us /ˌprɪz.ən.ɚ əv ˈwɔːr/ abbreviation POW

(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 armed forces who has been caught by enemy forces during a war

(Definition of “prisoner of war” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)