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gar·pike

 (gär′pīk′)
n.
1. A needlefish (Belone belone) of marine and brackish waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
2. See gar1.

garpike

(ˈɡɑːˌpaɪk)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: garfish or gar any primitive freshwater elongated bony fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North and Central America, having very long toothed jaws and a body covering of thick scales
2. (Animals) another name for garfish2

gar

(gɑr)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. for kinds or species) gars.
1. Also called garfish , garpike. any long-jawed freshwater ganoid fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America.
[1755–65, Amer.; shortened form of garfish]

gar.

garage.

G.A.R.

Grand Army of the Republic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garpike - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teethgarpike - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus - type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
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