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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
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
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A pin for fastening stone blocks.
Metal fittings on the sternpost of a boat or on the rudderpost of a ship on which the rudder is hung; the gudgeon forms the pivot point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A metal pin used to hold together two blocks or slabs, as of stone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.