Definition of PAWNS

noun : PAWNS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an article deposited as security ;

  • 3. (

    ) (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank ;

  • 4. (

    ) borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan ;

verb : PAWNS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch" ;


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