A person taken by or surrendering to enemy forces in wartime.
A member of the regular or irregular armed forces of a nation at war held captive by the enemy.
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.
Attributive form of prisoner of war, noun.
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Prisoner-of-war Sentence Examples
In 1860 he went to Italy, took part in Garibaldi's expedition to Aspromonte (1862), and was interned as a prisoner of war in Naples.
On the surrender of Metz, he was sent as a prisoner of war to Aix-la-Chapelle, whence he returned in time to assist at the capture of Paris from the Commune.
He became leader of the Huguenots, but after several years' fighting was taken prisoner of war.
During republican agitation at Rome the French general Duphot was killed, a French army advanced on the city, and carried the aged pontiff a prisoner of war to Valence in Dauphine, where he died on the 29th of August 1799.
Enrolled in the Hungarian army during the World War, he was a prisoner of war in Russia, when he was instructed by Lenin for the purposes of Communist propaganda, and after the collapse of the Central Powers he was sent back to Hungary with a commission to set up a Soviet Republic. From March 21 to Aug.