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PW

1.
Automotive. power windows.
2.
prisoner of war.
3.
public works.
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  • But a race also is a PW, and so, singularly enough, is an examination or a Durbar.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • At this the company was much frightened, excepting the card-players, who said ‘PW!’

    British Goblins Wirt Sikes
  • PW is one of the hardest worked of Burmese words, and represents perhaps the most characteristic feature of the country.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • Their next meeting was at a PW in Mandalay, on a memorable night in 1897, long after the Myowun had been allowed to return.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • A graceful little pandal had been erected wherein I was invited to witness a PW before beginning work.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • More cheroots—more betel for chewing—more fruit—more sweetmeats—then a grand feast—after that a PW, or theatrical play.

British Dictionary definitions for PW

pw

abbreviation
1.
Palau

PW

abbreviation
1.
policewoman
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