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.
References in classic literature ?
And now I find that you have forgotten all decency and all natural feeling, and actually pawned - pawned - your mother's watch.
I wouldn't mind being a Pawn, if only I might join--though of course I should LIKE to be a Queen, best.'
She can't either pawn or sell Count Luigi's costly Indian dagger."