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prison camp

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  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.
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Origin of prison camp

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The sanitary conditions in this prison-camp were excellent as a general proposition.

    Outwitting the Hun

    Pat O'Brien

  • News of the trouble in Ireland sifted through to us in the prison-camp.

    Three Times and Out

    Nellie L. McClung

  • It was September 25th that we left the prison-camp and came to Rossbach—eighteen miles south on the railway.

    Three Times and Out

    Nellie L. McClung

  • In the prison-camp the word "friend" has an active and positive quality in it which it sometimes lacks in normal times.

    Three Times and Out

    Nellie L. McClung

  • Among the major's letters was one which had been forwarded from his brother Titus, then in a prison-camp in the North.