from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See gar1.
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- n. gar; garfish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large, elongated ganoid fish of the genus Lepidosteus, of several species, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of temperate and tropical America.
- See under gar.
- n. See under Gar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common garfish, Belone vulgaris.
- n. A ganoid garfish; any fish of the family Lepidosteidæ; a gar. Also called bony pike. See cut under gar.
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
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The ganoids of which the sturgeon and garpike are examples, with heavy plates or scales.
The garpike as he saw it, with amplifications from the Indians as they had seen it, gave him the subject for a good fish story.