Translation of "pawn" - English-Japanese 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

(大物に対する)小者 , 手先に使われる人
The refugees are pawns in an international political dispute.
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

She pawned her wedding ring to pay the rent.

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