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A ticket issued by a pawnbroker in exchange for an article pawned, bearing particulars of the loan.
- ‘The archives has the pawn ticket he received when he hocked his binoculars in 1954 for fifteen dollars.’
- ‘During the Depression, unemployed veterans attached pawn tickets to their medal ribbons - a potent demonstration of their perceived betrayal.’
- ‘If the draft is accepted, the details on a client's identity card will be recorded on the pawn ticket, to prevent fraud.’
- ‘The home life of young Jean-Baptiste must be pieced together from old pawn tickets and lists of wedding presents.’
- ‘We found some money on him and some pawn tickets.’
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