Definition of pawn:
the most common chess
piece, each side having eight. Moves are only forward
s are only forward diagonally or en passant
; someone who is being manipulate
d or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer
"though a pawn of the gods, her departure is the precipitating cause of the Trojan War."
to sell something to a pawn shop; to render one's opponent as a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy