Prisoner Of War
noun, の adjective
Catch a captive and he'll be a prisoner of war. Or, if you're not in a war, just an ordinary captive.
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.
We're in trouble. A POW has escaped!
In the Pacific War, about 130,000 American soldiers were taken as prisoners of war in Japan.
In exchange for our soldiers, we released 10 enemy prisoners of war.