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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  • garpike — ☆ garpike [gär′pīk΄ ] n. GAR …   English World dictionary

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

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  • garpike — noun Date: 1776 gar b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • garpike — /gahr puyk /, n. gar1. [1770 80; formed after GARFISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • garpike — noun gar; garfish …   Wiktionary

  • garpike — noun another term for garfish …   English new terms dictionary

  • garpike — gar•pike [[t]ˈgɑrˌpaɪk[/t]] n. ich gar 1) • Etymology: 1770–80; formed after garfish …   From formal English to slang

  • garpike — /ˈgapaɪk/ (say gahpuyk) noun → gar …   Australian English dictionary

  • garpike — n. a gar or garfish (see GARFISH 2). Etymology: OE gar spear + PIKE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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