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1. Any of several fishes of the family Lepisosteidae of fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America and Cuba, having an elongated body and long narrow jaws with sharp teeth. Also called garfish, garpike.
2. A needlefish.
[Short for garfish.]
tr.v. garred, gar·ring, gars Scots
To cause or compel.
[Middle English geren, from Old Norse gera, to make.]
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(tr) Scot to cause or compel
[from Old Norse]
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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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Past participle: garred
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|Noun||1.||gar - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth|
|2.||gar - elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters|
Belonidae, family Belonidae - ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars
timucu - found in warm waters of western Atlantic
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