Origin of garpike
Examples from the Web for garpike
In the garpike the vertebræ are convex anteriorly, concave behind, being joined by ball-and-socket joints (opisthocœlian).
These are found in the garpike and in many genera of extinct Ganoid and Crossopterygian fishes.
The ganoids of which the sturgeon and garpike are examples, with heavy plates or scales.
These creatures have been often called ganoids, but with the true ganoids like the garpike they have seemingly nothing in common.
The garpike as he saw it, with amplifications from the Indians as they had seen it, gave him the subject for a good fish story.The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain|Charles W. Colby