passed pawn


Definition of passed pawn

: a chess pawn that has no enemy pawn in front of it on its own or an adjacent file

Examples of passed pawn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carlsen’s passed pawn moved up the board, and Hou knew that the game was lost. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 26 July 2021

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First Known Use of passed pawn

1777, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

5 Aug 2021

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“Passed pawn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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