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POW

 (pē′ō-dŭb′əl-yo͞o, -yo͝o)
n.
A prisoner of war.

pow

(pou) Slang
interj.
1. Used to indicate a sudden loud noise, as of a blow or explosion.
2. Used to indicate a sudden or unexpected occurrence.

[Imitative.]

pow

(paʊ)
interj
an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

pow

(paʊ)
n
(Anatomy) Scot the head or a head of hair
[a Scot variant of poll]

pow

(paʊ)
n
(Physical Geography) Scot a creek or slow stream
[C15: from earlier Scots poll]

POW

abbreviation for
(Military) prisoner of war

pow

(paʊ)

interj.
(used to suggest a heavy blow or an explosive noise.)
[1880–85, Amer.]

POW


pl. POW's, POWs.
prisoner of war.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pow - a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of warPOW - a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
Translations

POW

[ˌpiːəʊˈdʌbəljuː] n abbr (=prisoner of war) → prisonnier m de guerre POW campPOW camp ncamp m de prisonniers de guerre
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Together with Walter Hicks, an Australian POW at Ambon, Weiss decided to write to Ikeuchi's widow to express his sorrow at what had happened over fifty years ago.
I can only imagine how these ex POWs will feel when they see that an independent commission set up some 18 months ago has suggested all families who lost someone during the last 30 years or so due to the conflict in Northern Ireland should receive a payment of pounds 12,000.
For the families of those missing it is an important day in which the service and sacrifices of POWs and MIAs are acknowledged and remembered.
However, members of the Japanese Labor Camps Survivors Association (JLCSA) and the Association of British Civilian Internees Far East Region said they are still demanding that the Japanese government issue a ''meaningful apology'' to the survivors of the POW camps.
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