masculine noun
1. unskilled laborer (obrero)
  • peón caminero -> roadworker, navvy (British)
2. pawn (en ajedrez)
3. (spinning) top (peonza)

peón [pay-on']
1. Pedestrian. (m)
2. Day-laborer. (m)
  • Peón de albañil -> hodman
3. Foot-soldier. (m)
4. Top, spinning-top (peonza), humming-top. (m)
5. In prosody, a foot of four syllables, three short and one long. (m)
6. Pawn in chess (ajedrez); man, in draughts. (m)

1 (Técnica) labourer; laborer; (EEUU) especialmente (Latinoamérica) (Agr) farm labourer; farmhand; (Taur) assistant; (México) (aprendiz) apprentice; (ayudante) assistant
peón caminero navvy; roadmender
peón de albañil bricklayer's mate
2 (Ajedrez) pawn
3 (Mil) (Hist) infantryman; foot-soldier
4 (peonza) spinning top
5 (Mecánica) spindle; shaft

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