noun (plural same or garfishes)
1》 a long, slender marine fish with beak-like jaws containing sharp teeth. [Family Belonidae: several species.]
2》 N. Amer. a similar freshwater fish. [Genus Lepisosteus.]
ME: appar. from OE gār 'spear' + fish1.

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