Gar pike
Gar Gar, n. [Prob. AS. g[=a]r dart, spear, lance. The name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. Cf. {Goad}, {Gore}, v.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any slender marine fish of the genera {Belone} and {Tylosurus}. See {Garfish}. (b) The gar pike. See {Alligator gar} (under {Alligator}), and {Gar pike}. [1913 Webster]

{Gar pike}, or {Garpike} (Zo["o]l.), a large, elongated ganoid fish of the genus {Lepidosteus}, of several species, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of temperate and tropical America. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gar pike — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gar pike — or Garpike Gar pike (Zo[ o]l.) See under {Gar}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gar pike — gar pike, = gar. (Cf. ↑gar) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gar-pike — n. See gar fish …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gar-pike — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pike — Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pike perch — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pike pole — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pike whale — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gar — Gar, n. [Prob. AS. g[=a]r dart, spear, lance. The name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. Cf. {Goad}, {Gore}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any slender marine fish of the genera {Belone} and {Tylosurus}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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