pawn - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/pɔːn/
singularpawn
pluralpawns
  1. 1
    one of the eight small pieces that each player has in a game of chess
  2. 2
    a person who is being used by someone who is more powerful to help them achieve an aim
    pawn in:

    We are just pawns in her ambitious plans.