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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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One of the coworkers, however, did not look back on his POW days so benignly.
Ramallah, May 14 (BNA): Israeli occupation authorities arrested more than 1,000,000 Palestinians since 1948, subjecting Palestinian POWs to crimes against humanity in defiance of international law and humanitarian justice, according to a statement issued by the Head of the Palestinian POWs Affairs Agency, Isa Qaraqi', on the anniversary of 1967 calamity in Palestine.
For their welfare, the prisoners had many forms of entertainment and recreation: prisoner orchestras were organized; stockades were supplied footballs, baseballs, handballs, and boxing gloves; and in some instances the POWs were permitted to engage in athletic contests with other POW companies.
Such an approach requires an investigation not only of the reported and remembered experiences of Australian POWs, but also an understanding of the principles, motivations and exigencies which shaped German behavior toward the Third Reich's POW population over the duration of the war.
Organized chronologically, the book compares POW policy with practice throughout the nation's history instead of focusing on an individual war, providing a new perspective on the subject.
I WAS most interested in the article about the POWs in Huddersfield.
Baghdadi told Fars Baten confessed in interrogations that he killed more than a thousand Iranian POWs on orders of senior Iraqi officers, mainly from the presidential guard.
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 1978-1981, General Tighe was subsequently placed in charge of a Pentagon investigation into the live POW issue.
Homecomings: Returning POWs and the Legacies of Defeat in Postwar Germany.
In the 1950s William Holden first escaped from a German POW camp in Stalag 17 (Paramount, 1953), then four years later extracted himself from a Japanese camp in The Bridge on the River Kwai (Horizon, 1957).
Shuibo Wang, as a boy growing up in China, saw an American man bicycling by and was surprised to learn that this man was a former POW who had refused repatriation after the Korean War.
This Comment argues that the CSRTs were not competent to deny POW status because they were charged only with identifying enemy combatants, a broad category that by its own terms includes many POWs.