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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.
References in classic literature ?
At the two-yard peg she faced round, and said, 'A pawn goes two squares in its first move, you know.
I've pawned her ring, and I've bought the bread and butter and eggs, and I've taken care of the change.
I got my bicycle, my watch, and my father's mackintosh out of pawn and rented a typewriter.