Pronunciation: (pôn),[key] —v.t. 1. to deposit as security, as for money borrowed, esp. with a pawnbroker: He raised the money by pawning his watch. 2. to pledge; stake; risk: to pawn one's life.
—n. 1. the state of being deposited or held as security, esp. with or by a pawnbroker: jewels in pawn. 2. something given or deposited as security, as for money borrowed.
3. a person serving as security; hostage.
4. the act of pawning.
Pronunciation: (pôn),[key] —n. 1. Chess.one of eight men of one color and of the lowest value, usually moved one square at a time vertically and capturing diagonally.
2. someone who is used or manipulated to further another person's purposes.