- 1A small edible European freshwater fish, often used as bait by anglers.
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- Gobio gobio, family Cyprinidae
- There are also rudd, bream, eels, gudgeon, crucian carp, tench, minnows, perch, sticklebacks, the odd trout, pike and barbel present.
- There were very large numbers of gudgeon, roach, dace, chub and skimmer bream stranded in the field following the floodbank breaching and whilst this resulted in some deaths, a large number were returned to the river.
- By the time he was ten, exactly 50 years ago, he had proper tackle and had graduated to fishing the River Aire which teamed with fish: trout, roach, chub and gudgeon, all species which thrive in fast flowing, clean waters.
- 2 • archaic A credulous or easily fooled person.More example sentences
- Has the old gudgeon never heard of a celebratory glass of champagne?
late Middle English: from Old French goujon, from Latin gobio(n-), from gobius 'goby'.
- 1A pivot or spindle on which a bell or other object swings or rotates.More example sentences
- Between rings, the bell wheels squeaked in their gudgeons like an old barn door.
- 1.1The tubular part of a hinge into which the pin fits to unite the joint.More example sentences
- As far as the engine is concerned, it has all the latest technology in its manufacture, with race-spec wrist pins on the gudgeons, oil sprayed special pistons, you name it.
- 1.3A pin holding two blocks of stone together.More example sentences
- Five or six head staves are fitted together with wooden dowels or stainless steel gudgeons (headless nails).
Middle English: from Old French goujon, diminutive of gouge (see gouge).