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garpike

[ gahr-pahyk ]
/ ˈgɑrˌpaɪk /
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noun
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Origin of garpike

First recorded in 1770–80; formed after garfish
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British Dictionary definitions for garpike

garpike
/ (ˈɡɑːˌpaɪk) /

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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