1. Automotive. power windows.

  2. prisoner of war.

  1. public works.

Words Nearby PW Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use PW in a sentence

  • More cheroots—more betel for chewing—more fruit—more sweetmeats—then a grand feast—after that a PW, or theatrical play.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for pw (1 of 2)


the internet domain name for
  1. Palau

British Dictionary definitions for PW (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. policewoman

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