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passed pawn

noun, Chess.
a pawn with no opposing pawn either on an adjacent file or on its own file.
Origin of passed pawn
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A “passed pawn” is one that has no adverse pawn either in front or on either of the adjoining files.

  • A passed pawn is mostly serviceable when supported by another Pawn.

    The Blue Book of Chess Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • The first thing is to find out, by counting, whether the opposing King can be in time to stop the passed pawn from Queening.

    Chess Fundamentals Jos Ral Capablanca
  • The play was based throughout on the chance of obtaining a passed pawn on the King's file, with which White expected to win.

    Chess Fundamentals Jos Ral Capablanca
  • Black has now a passed pawn, and his Bishop exerts great pressure.

    Chess Fundamentals Jos Ral Capablanca

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