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Any slendermarinefish 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 ganoidfish 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 slenderbody and pointed head. Cf. Goad, Gore.
Source: Websters Vocabulary