Meaning of gudgeon

gudg•eon

Pronunciation: (guj'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, European, freshwater fish, Gobio gobio, of the minnow family, having a threadlike barbel at each corner of the mouth, used as bait.
  2. any of certain related fishes.
  3. a person who is easily duped or cheated.
  4. a bait or allurement.
—v.t.
  1. to dupe or cheat.

gudg•eon

Pronunciation: (guj'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a trunnion.
  2. a socket for the pintle of a hinge.
  3. a socket attached to the stern frame of a vessel, for holding the pintle of a rudder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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