Definition of 'prisoner of war'
Example sentences containing 'prisoner of war'
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There were no planned atrocities committed by the military on prisoners of war or on civilians. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)He was again mentioned in dispatches for his escape attempts while a prisoner of war and his contribution to other escape plans. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Translations for 'prisoner of war'
British English: prisoner of war NOUN
Prisoners of war are soldiers who have been captured by their enemy during a war and kept as prisoners until the end of the war.
- American English: prisoner of war
- Brazilian Portuguese: prisioneiro de guerra
- Chinese: 战俘
- European Spanish: prisionero de guerra
- French: prisonnier de guerre
- German: Kriegsgefangene
- Italian: prigioniero di guerra
- Japanese: 戦争捕虜
- Korean: 전쟁 포로
- European Portuguese: prisioneiro de guerra
- Spanish: prisionero de guerra
Definition of prisoner of war from the Collins English Dictionary
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