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Gudgeon Gud"geon (g[u^]j"[u^]n), n. [OE. gojon, F. goujon, from L. gobio, or gobius, Gr. kwbio`s Cf. {1st Goby}. ] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A small European freshwater fish ({Gobio fluviatilis}), allied to the carp. It is easily caught and often used for food and for bait. In America the {killifishes} or {minnows} are often called gudgeons. [1913 Webster]

2. What may be got without skill or merit. [1913 Webster]

Fish not, with this melancholy bait, For this fool gudgeon, this opinion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A person easily duped or cheated. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mach.) The pin of iron fastened in the end of a wooden shaft or axle, on which it turns; formerly, any journal, or pivot, or bearing, as the pintle and eye of a hinge, but esp. the end journal of a horizontal. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) A metal eye or socket attached to the sternpost to receive the pintle of the rudder. [1913 Webster]

{Ball gudgeon}. See under {Ball}. [1913 Webster]


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