garpike

[gahr-pahyk]
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noun


Origin of garpike

First recorded in 1770–80; formed after garfish
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garpike

noun

Also called: garfish, gar any primitive freshwater elongated bony fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North and Central America, having very long toothed jaws and a body covering of thick scales
another name for garfish (def. 2)
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