from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See gar1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any fish of the needlefish family Belonidae, with a long narrow body and needle-shaped jaws, especially the European species Belone belone.
- n. Any North or Central American fish of the family Lepisosteidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike.
- n. One of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbæus, a very large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; -- called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish with a long snout or beak resulting from a spear-like prolongation of the jaws; a bill-fish; a gar.
- n. In Australasia, Tylosurus ferox, called in Sydney ‘long Tom’; Hemiramphus intermedius;, a river-fish, H. regularis, of the family Hemiramphidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
Middle English : gare, spear (from Old English gār) + fish, fish; see fish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English gar ("spear") + fish. (Wiktionary)