passed pawn

noun Chess.

a pawn with no opposing pawn either on an adjacent file or on its own file.

Nearby words

  1. passcode,
  2. passe,
  3. passe-partout,
  4. passed,
  5. passed ball,
  6. passel,
  7. passement,
  8. passementerie,
  9. passenger,
  10. passenger mile

Origin of passed pawn

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019