garfish

[gahr-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) garfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) garfishes.
gar1.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; compare Old English gār spear

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garfish (ˈɡɑːˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  another name for garpike
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
 
[Old English gār spear + fish]

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