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