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1. gudgeon

noun. ['ˈgʌdʒən'] 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
  • percoidean
  • percoid fish
  • mudskipper
  • Gobiidae
  • mudspringer
  • family Gobiidae

Etymology

  • gojune (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • goujon (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Gudgeon

  • trudgen
  • bludgeon
  • dudgeon

Example sentences of the word gudgeon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Twist the handle to pull the gudgeon pin out from the middle of the piston

Quotes containing the word gudgeon


1. I am not forgotten, you know, no, I still receive a very great deal of fan mail.. . . Gladys Gudgeon writes weekly. . . . I just wish I knew why. . . .”He paused, looking faintly puzzled, then beamed again and returned to his signing with renewed vigor. “I suspect it is simply my good looks. . . .
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. gudgeon

noun. ['ˈgʌdʒən'] small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers.

Synonyms

  • cyprinid fish
  • cyprinid
  • Gobio gobio
  • genus Gobio

Etymology

  • gojune (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • goujon (Anglo-Norman)
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