Translation of "pawn" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /pɔːn/ us /pɔn/

any one of the eight least valuable pieces in the game of chess


a person who does not have any real power but is used by others to achieve something

The refugees are pawns in an international political dispute. I profughi sono pedine in una disputa politica internazionale.
verb uk /pɔːn/ us /pɔn/

to leave something with a someone who gives you money for it and will sell it if you do not pay the money back

impegnare, dare in pegno
She pawned her wedding ring to pay the rent. Ha dato in pegno la sua fede nuziale per pagare l’affitto.

(Translation of “pawn” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)