|1.||a small slender European freshwater cyprinid fish, Gobio gobio, with a barbel on each side of the mouth: used as bait by anglers|
|2.||any of various other fishes, such as the goby|
|3.||bait or enticement|
|4.||slang a person who is easy to trick or cheat|
|5.||slang (tr) to trick or cheat|
|[C15: from Old French gougon, probably from Latin gōbius; see |
|1.||a. a pivot at the end of a beam or axle|
|b. the female or socket portion of a pinned hinge|
|2.||nautical one of two or more looplike sockets, fixed to the transom of a boat, into which the pintles of a rudder are fitted|
|[C14: from Old French goujon, perhaps from Late Latin gulbia chisel]|
(species Gobio gobio), common small fish of the carp family, Cyprinidae, found in clear, fresh waters of Europe and northern Asia. A grayish or greenish fish, the gudgeon has a barbel at each corner of its mouth and a row of blackish spots along each side. Rarely exceeding a length of 20 cm (8 inches), it lives in schools and feeds mainly on small animals. It is edible and is used as fish bait.
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