from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A camp for detaining and confining prisoners of war.
  • n. A camp detaining and confining political dissidents and other prisoners.
  • n. A minimum security facility for the internment of prisoners. Also called work camp.

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  • n. a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects
  • n. a camp for prisoners of war


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  • August 1942-April 1944; died in a Russian prison camp October


  • Complicating the issue, some of the detainees who had already been released from the prison camp then engaged in terrorism, such as Said Ali al-Shihri, a Saudi who was released in November 2007 and who, like all other Guantánamo detainees released to Saudi custody, entered a comprehensive reeducation program.

    The Longest War

  • For all the war years they had all lived in the hope that Lechie was now a POW in some good prison camp — not one of those terrible ones.

    Noble House

  • I walked to the fence and stood like a bit-part actor in a World War II prison camp movie, my fingers locked in the mesh of the fence, peering hungrily at what lay beyond, only a few impossible yards away.

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • All of the prison camp buildings made of wood and swali were gone.

    Blood Brothers

  • A prison camp was standing vacant down at Oyster Cove, just twenty miles south of Hobart.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • General Blaskowitz, the Ger - man Army commander in Poland, and an upright man who had the courage to protest several times to OKH about SS behaviour, had been arrested by the Americans and was gar - rotted by SS guards employed as "trusties" by the prison camp commandant.



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