Gudgeon meaning

gŭjən
(nautical) The socket for the pintle of a rudder.
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Any of a genus (Gobio) of small, European, freshwater cyprinoid fishes that are easily caught and used for bait.
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Any of various other fishes, as a goby or killifish.
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(slang) One who is easily duped.
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A metal pivot or journal at the end of a shaft or an axle, around which a wheel or other device turns.
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The socket of a hinge into which a pin fits.
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A metal pin that joins two pieces of stone.
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A metal pin or shaft at the end of an axle, on which a wheel turns.
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The part of a shaft that revolves in a bearing.
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A small freshwater fish, Gobio gobio, that is native to Eurasia.
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Any of various similar small fish of the family Eleotridae, often used as bait.
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An idiot; a person easily duped or cheated.

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A type of bearing: a circular fitting, often made of metal, which is fixed onto some surface and allows for the pivoting of another fixture.
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(nautical) Specifically, in a vessel with a stern-mounted rudder, the fitting into which the pintle of the rudder fits to allow the rudder to swing freely.
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The socket of a hinge, into which the pin is fitted.
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Origin of gudgeon

  • Middle English gudyon from Old French gojon peg diminutive of goi gouge from Vulgar Latin gubius variant of Late Latin gubia gouge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English gojoun from Old French goujon from Latin gōbiō gōbiōn- variant of gōbius goby

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gojune, from Anglo-Norman goujon, from Late Latin, gobionem, accusative of gobio, from Latin gobius (“gudgeon”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English gudyon, ultimately from Late Latin gulbia (“chisel”).

    From Wiktionary