Pawn

Definition of Pawn

n.1.See Pan, the masticatory.
1.(Chess) A man or piece of the lowest rank.
1.Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
2.State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
3.A stake hazarded in a wager.
In pawn
in the state of being pledged.
Pawn shop
a shop where a pawnbroker does business.
- Shak.
Pawn ticket
a receipt given by the pawnbroker for an article pledged.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Pawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pawning.]
2.To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.

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