Translation of "pawn" - English-Portuguese dictionary

pawn

noun uk /pɔːn/ us /pɔn/

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

peão

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

peão
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

penhorar
She pawned her wedding ring to pay the rent.

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