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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pawn /ˈpɔn, ˈpɑn/
 典當,抵押物,人質,(象棋)兵(vt.)當掉,以…擔保

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pawn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pawned p. pr. & vb. n. Pawning.]
 1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
 Syn: -- hock [colloq].
    And pawned the last remaining piece of plate.   --Dryden.
 2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
    Pawning his honor to obtain his lust.   --Shak.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pawn n. See Pan, the masticatory.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pawn, n.  Chess A man or piece of the lowest rank.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pawn, n.
 1. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
    As for mortgaging or pawning, . . . men will not take pawns without use [=\i. e., interest].\=   --Bacon.
 2. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise. [R.]
    Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.   --Shak.
    As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness.   --Donne.
 3. A stake hazarded in a wager. [Poetic]
 My life I never held but as a pawn
 To wage against thy enemies.   --Shak.
 In pawn, At pawn, in the state of being pledged. “Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn.” --Shak.
 Pawn shop, a shop where a pawnbroker does business.
 Pawn ticket, a receipt given by the pawnbroker for an article pledged.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pawn
      n 1: an article deposited as security
      2: a person used by another to gain an end [syn: instrument,
         cat's-paw]
      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
      v : leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your
          grandfather's gold watch" [syn: soak, hock]