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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And now I find that you have forgotten all decency and all natural feeling, and actually pawned - pawned - your mother's watch.
I pawned my watch, my bicycle, and a mackintosh of which my father had been very proud and which he had left to me.
There is a chance--to say the least-- that the person who pawned it, may be prepared to redeem it when the year's time has expired.