What does the word gudgeon mean?

Usage examples for gudgeon

  1. He rose to it like a gudgeon- gave us no trouble whatever. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. As the Trout went down, the Fox said, in an undertone: " Say you so, my fine fellow; we may, perhaps, make a gudgeon of you yet!" – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  3. It is not much bigger than a gudgeon, but is of great use in these Islands, as it affords the lower people both food, and oil for their lamps. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson