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prison camp

noun
1.
a camp for the confinement of prisoners of war or political prisoners.
2.
a camp for less dangerous prisoners assigned to outdoor work, usually for the government.
Origin of prison camp
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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  • They had all been in a German prison camp before and had gotten away.

  • I told him that the only safe place was a British prison camp.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • I was of no use to myself or any one else in a German prison camp, I told myself.

    Many Fronts Lewis R. Freeman
  • I went to a prison camp and picked out seventy-five of the most likely chaps.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
  • A prison camp was maintained near this site by the military.

    California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff

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