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garfish

[gahr-fish] /ˈgɑrˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) garfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) garfishes.
1.
gar1 .
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; compare Old English gār spear
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British Dictionary definitions for garfish

garfish

/ˈɡɑːˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
another name for garpike (sense 1)
2.
an elongated European marine teleost fish, Belone belone, with long toothed jaws: related to the flying fishes
3.
any of various marine or estuarine fish with a long needle-like lower jaw
Word Origin
Old English gār spear + fish
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Word Origin and History for garfish
n.

see gar + fish (n.).

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