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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. 2016.
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  • Later in the day we were taken to the station, to take the train for the prison-camp at Giessen.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • The sanitary conditions in this prison-camp were excellent as a general proposition.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • In the prison-camp the word "friend" has an active and positive quality in it which it sometimes lacks in normal times.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • News of the trouble in Ireland sifted through to us in the prison-camp.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • Among the major's letters was one which had been forwarded from his brother Titus, then in a prison-camp in the North.

  • It was September 25th that we left the prison-camp and came to Rossbach—eighteen miles south on the railway.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • Some men had escaped from the German prison-camp seven miles away and he was one of the sentries who were watching the road.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • What I say outright is all known to the Germans, or obvious to the veriest fool of a prison-camp commandant.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • We got the same food as they had in the prison-camp, and we had a mattress to sleep on, and two blankets.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung

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