A black pawn in chess




  • To pledge; to stake or wager.
  • To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
  • Alternative of pwn


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  • Image:Chess pawn 0968.jpg|thumb|A black pawn in chess
  • From Middle English pown, pawn, from Anglo-Norman paun, poun ( = Old French poon, paon, peon), from Late Latin pedo ("footsoldier"), from Latin pes ("foot"). peon.
  • From Middle French pan ("pledge, security"), apparently from a Germanic language (compare Middle Dutch pant, Old High German pfant).

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