pawn

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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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There were owners of lines of schooners, large contributors to the societies, and small men, their few craft pawned to the mastheads, with bankers and marine-insurance agents, captains of tugs and water-boats, riggers, fitters, lumpers, salters, boat-builders, and coopers, and all the mixed population of the water-front.
He was crippled with debts, everything he had of any value was pawned, but he managed always to be cheerful, extravagant, and generous.
He has stolen everything I possessed, sold everything, pawned everything; he has left me nothing--nothing