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pawn2

pawn2

pronunciation:
pawn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the eight chess pieces of lowest value, placed in the front rank at the beginning of a game.
similar words:
chessman, piece
definition 2: a person, group, or thing used or sacrificed to further the aims of a powerful person, nation, or the like.
synonyms:
cat's-paw, dupe, instrument, tool
similar words:
creature, dummy, gull, lackey, pigeon, puppet, stooge
Word History
Pawn comes from a Latin word that means "foot soldier."