A person who has been captured and imprisoned by the enemy in war.
More example sentences
- It's the same belt buckle he wore on his uniform during the time he was a prisoner of war during World War II.
- His own Italian grandfather had been a prisoner of war of the Americans at about the same time.
- We are at war, and it is legal to detain and interrogate enemy prisoners of war.
Definition of prisoner of war in:
- The British & World English dictionary