(Science: zoology) Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See garfish.

The gar pike. See alligator gar (under alligator), and gar pike.

(Science: zoology) gar pike, or garpike, a large, elongated ganoid fish of the genus Lepidosteus, of several species, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of temperate and tropical America.

Origin: Prob. As. Gar dart, spear, lance. The name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. Cf. Goad, gore.

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