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pawn

a chessman of the lowest theoretical value, limited to forward moves of one square at a time with the option of two squares on its initial move: it captures with a diagonal move only

pawn

A covered passageway or gallery.
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Lukes said it sounded to her like he was pawning off his responsibility as a landlord to the police department.
The atmosphere was electric, but shame on the NFL for pawning off the Mexico City crowd of 103,467 as a regular-season record.
Shane Gordon started his day with a measly $6 in his pocket before pawning off a brand-new pair of riding gloves to a fellow cowboy for $20.