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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.
It's relatively intelligent and interesting entertainment, which indeed sets it apart from the bunk most moviemakers are pawning off these days.
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.