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a. A small freshwater cyprinid fish (Gobio gobio), often used for bait.
b. Any of various similar or related fishes.
2. Slang One who is easily duped.
[Middle English gojoun, from Old French goujon, from Latin gōbiō, gōbiōn-, variant of gōbius; see goby.]
1. A metal pivot or journal at the end of a shaft or an axle, around which a wheel or other device turns.
2. The socket of a hinge into which a pin fits.
3. A metal pin that joins two pieces of stone.
4. Nautical The socket for the pintle of a rudder.
[Middle English gudyon, from Old French gojon, peg, diminutive of goi, gouge, from Vulgar Latin *gubius, variant of Late Latin gubia; see gouge.]
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1. (Animals) a small slender European freshwater cyprinid fish, Gobio gobio, with a barbel on each side of the mouth: used as bait by anglers
2. (Animals) any of various other fishes, such as the goby
3. bait or enticement
4. slang a person who is easy to trick or cheat
(tr) slang to trick or cheat
[C15: from Old French gougon, probably from Latin gōbius; see goby]
(Mechanical Engineering) a pivot at the end of a beam or axle
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical one of two or more looplike sockets, fixed to the transom of a boat, into which the pintles of a rudder are fitted
[C14: from Old French goujon, perhaps from Late Latin gulbia chisel]
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1. any small European cyprinid fish of the genus Gobio.
2. any of certain related fishes.
[1375–1425; late Middle English gogion < Old French go(u)jon < Latin gōbiōnem, acc. of gōbiō, variant of gobius]
2. a socket for the pintle of a hinge.
[1350–1400; Middle English gudyon < Old French go(u)jon, perhaps ultimately < Late Latin gu(l)bia a chisel; see gouge]
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Past participle: gudgeoned
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|Noun||1.||gudgeon - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker|
|2.||gudgeon - small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers|
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
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n → Gründling m
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gudgeon[ˈgʌdʒ/ən] n (fish) → gobione m
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