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prisoner of war

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

  • n. A person taken by or surrendering to enemy forces in wartime.

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  • n. A soldier or combatant who is captured by the enemy. Abbreviations POW, PW.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war

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