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English definition of “pawn”

pawn

noun [C] (GAME PIECE)   /pɔn/
any of the eight least valuable pieces in the game of chess A pawn is also a person who is controlled by others and used for their own advantage: She felt she had been used as a political pawn.
(Definition of pawn noun (GAME PIECE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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