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Gudgeon

Gud´geon   Pronunciation: gŭj´ŭn
n.1.(Zool.) 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.
2.What may be got without skill or merit.
3.A person easily duped or cheated.
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.
6.(Naut.) A metal eye or socket attached to the sternpost to receive the pintle of the rudder.
Ball gudgeon
See under Ball.
v. t.1.To deprive fraudulently; to cheat; to dupe; to impose upon.
Noun1.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
Synonyms: goby
2.gudgeon - small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers
Synonyms: Gobio gobio
arbor, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, babe, boob, chump, cinch, credulous person, cull, distaff, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, fall guy, fish, fool, fulcrum, gimbal, gobe-mouches, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gull, hinge, hingle, hub, innocent, leadpipe cinch, mandrel, monkey, nave, oarlock, patsy, pigeon, pin, pintle, pivot, plaything, pole, prize sap, pushover, radiant, rowlock, sap, saphead, schlemiel, sitting duck, spindle, stooge, sucker, swivel, toy, trunnion, trusting soul, victim
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