Prisoner-of-war meaning

A person taken by or surrendering to enemy forces in wartime.
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A member of the regular or irregular armed forces of a nation at war held captive by the enemy.
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A soldier or combatant who is captured by the enemy. Abbreviations POW, PW.

As a prisoner of war, he was interrogated by his enemy captors.

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Attributive form of prisoner of war, noun.

Prisoner-of-war camp.

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