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.
One of the several iron lugs (sockets) projecting from the after side of the stern or rudder post to support the rudder. Each gudgeon is bored out to receive the corresponding pintle fastened to the forepart of the rudder, which thus turns as upon hinges. See also pintle.
That part of a shaft resting in the bearing, especially when made of a separate piece. A metallic journal-piece let into the end of a wooden shaft. A metallic pin used for securing together two blocks or slabs of stone. A cramp.
a metal journal mounted in the end of the main shaft to run in bearings mainly on a water wheel but gudgeons take on other shapes and forms mounted into small shafts either horizontal or vertical. The gudgeon is a round metal shaft which from the side projects 4 (generally in the case of water wheel shafts) wings. The wings fit into slots cut in the end of the water wheel shaft and the remaining end of the journal rides in the bearing.
A gate hinge section, often called a hinge pintle socket, which is a horizontal rod that has a hole for a vertical pin (pintle) to pass through and pivot. The one end of the rod is secured to a wall or gate post with the pin being part of a L-shaped unit, one leg of which is connected to a gate or door. The hinging mechanism for the gate is made up of the gudgeon and pintle together.
Gudgeon is a common name for a number of small freshwater fishes of the families Cyprinidae, Eleotridae or Ptereleotridae. Most gudgeons are elongate, bottom-dwelling fish, many of which live in rapids and other fast moving water.