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Main Entry: 1pawn
Pronunciation: primarystresspodotn, primarystresspän
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pown "chess piece representing an ordinary soldier," from early French peoun, paun (same meaning), from Latin pedon-, pedo "foot soldier," derived from earlier ped-, pes "foot" --related to PEDESTRIAN
1 : the piece of least value in the game of chess
2 : one that can be used to further the purposes of another


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