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GAR

Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See Garfish. The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under Alligator), and Gar pike. Gar pike, or Garpike, a big, elongated ganoid fish of the genus Lepidosteus, of different species, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of moderate 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. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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