Associations to the word «Pawn»

Pictures for the word «Pawn»


PAWN, noun. (chess) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
PAWN, noun. (colloquial) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.
PAWN, noun. The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
PAWN, noun. An instance of pawning something.
PAWN, noun. (now rare) An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
PAWN, noun. (rare) A pawn shop, pawnbroker.
PAWN, verb. To pledge; to stake or wager.
PAWN, verb. To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
PAWN, noun. Alternative form of paan
PAWN, verb. (video games) Alternative form of pwn
PAWN CHAIN, noun. (chess) A locked diagonal formation of pawns, each one supported by a friendly pawn diagonally behind and blocked by an enemy pawn directly ahead.
PAWN CHAINS, noun. Plural of pawn chain
PAWN ISLAND, noun. (chess) A group of pawns of the same color side by side, without any pawn of the same color diagonally adjacent to them.
PAWN ISLANDS, noun. Plural of pawn island
PAWN OFF, verb. (transitive) To get rid of (something or someone unwanted) by transferring it to another.
PAWN RACE, noun. (chess) A situation where both opponents are pushing (moving forward) a passed pawn in an effort to be the first to promote.
PAWN RACES, noun. Plural of pawn race
PAWN STORM, noun. (chess) A tactic in which several pawns are moved in rapid succession toward the opponent's defenses.
PAWN STORMS, noun. Plural of pawn storm

Dictionary definition

PAWN, noun. An article deposited as security.
PAWN, noun. A person used by another to gain an end.
PAWN, noun. (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank.
PAWN, noun. Borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan.
PAWN, verb. Leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch".

Wise words

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