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prison camp

a camp for the confinement of prisoners of war or political prisoners.
a camp for less dangerous prisoners assigned to outdoor work, usually for the government.
Origin of prison camp
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One officer in one prison camp had heard of Harry Luttrell in another.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • They had all been in a German prison camp before and had gotten away.

  • To this end they had secured the best map possible of the ground in and around the prison camp.

  • I was of no use to myself or any one else in a German prison camp, I told myself.

    Many Fronts Lewis R. Freeman
  • Again the air service boys were hovering over the prison camp.

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