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prisoner of war

a person who is captured and held by an enemy during war, especially a member of the armed forces.
Abbreviation: POW.
Origin of prisoner of war
1670-80 Unabridged
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  • One reason is that the injuries he sustained as a prisoner of war make it painful for him to type.
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prisoner of war

a person, esp a serviceman, captured by an enemy in time of war POW
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