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Noun: pawn  pon
  1. An article deposited as security
     
  2. A person used by another to gain an end
    - instrument, cat's-paw
     
  3. (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
     
  4. Borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
Verb: pawn  pon
  1. Leave as a guarantee in return for money
    "pawn your grandfather's gold watch";
    - soak, hock

Sounds like: populace, populous

Derived forms: pawned, pawning, pawns

Type of: aid, assistant, borrowing, charge, chess piece, chessman, consign, help, helper, pledge, supporter

Encyclopedia: Pawn