[ gahr-fish ]
/ ˈgɑrˌfɪʃ /
noun, plural (especially collectively) gar·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gar·fish·es.
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Origin of garfish
1400–50; late Middle English; compare Old English gār spear
Words nearby garfish
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British Dictionary definitions for garfish
/ (ˈɡɑːˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
another name for garpike (def. 1)
an elongated European marine teleost fish, Belone belone, with long toothed jaws: related to the flying fishes
any of various marine or estuarine fish with a long needle-like lower jaw
Word Origin for garfish
Old English gār spear + fish
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