1 an article deposited as security
3 (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
4 borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan v : leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch" [syn: soak, hock]
- Rhymes with: -ɔːn
- The most common chess piece, each side having eight. Moves are only forward; attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
- : Someone who is being manipulated or used to some
end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.
- Though a pawn of the gods, her departure is the precipitating cause of the Trojan War.
- A type of shop that allows someone to buy and sell used items.
- An item sold to a pawn shop.
- An instance of selling to a pawn shop.
- Bosnian: pješak, pion
- Breton: pezh gwerin
- Croatian: pješak
- Czech: pěšec
- Dutch: pion
- Esperanto: peono
- Estonian: ettur
- Finnish: sotilas
- French: pion
- German: Bauer
- Greek: πιόνι (píoni)
- Hebrew: חייל
- Norwegian: bonde
- Korean: , Oriental chess:
- Persian: سرباز
- Polish: pionek
- Portuguese: peão
- Russian: пешка
- Slovak: pešiak
- Slovene: kmet
- Spanish: peón
- Swedish: bonde
someone who is being manipulated
type of shop
item sold to a pawn shop
- Dutch: pand
- French: occasion
- German: Pfand
- Norwegian: pant
instance of selling to a pawn shop
Translations to be categorised
- to sell something to a pawn shop.
- In the context of "gaming": to render one's opponent as a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy game
- (to sell something at a pawn shop): hock
to sell something to a pawn shop
- Dutch: verpanden
- German: verpfänden
- Romanian: a amaneta
- Spanish: empeñar
A pawn is a peon, or other powerless person.
It can also refer to:
- Pawn (chess), the weakest and most numerous piece in the game
- Pawn (law), another name for a pledge in certain jurisdictions
- Pawn, to sell an item to a pawnbroker, one who owns a pawnshop
- The Pawn, a 1980s text adventure
- Pawn (programming language), an embeddable programming language
- Pawn (webcomic), a 21st century webcomic by Fredrik K.T. Andersson
pawn in Portuguese: Besteiro
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