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n. pl. garfish or gar·fish·es
1. See needlefish.
2. See gar1.
[Middle English : gare, spear (from Old English gār) + fish, fish; see fish.]
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) another name for garpike1
2. (Animals) an elongated European marine teleost fish, Belone belone, with long toothed jaws: related to the flying fishes
3. (Animals) any of various marine or estuarine fish with a long needle-like lower jaw
[Old English gār spear + fish]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||garfish - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth|
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