Definition of garfish in English:


Line breaks: gar|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːfɪʃ

noun (plural same or garfishes)

  • Any of a number of long, slender fish with elongated beak-like jaws containing sharply pointed teeth:
    • a marine fish (family Belonidae, in particular the common European Belone belone). Also called garpike or (North American) needlefishNorth American a freshwater fish (family Lepisosteidae and genus Lepisosteus). Also called gar or garpike Australian and New Zealand term for halfbeak
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    • Moray eels, garfish and trumpetfish were roaming and snapping at a plethora of potential prey.
    • The garfish are extremely long fish, reaching around a metre in length, yet weighing only three pounds.
    • The tank features thousands of herring, mackerel, garfish, and horse mackerel, which are found off the coast of Denmark.


Middle English: apparently from Old English gār 'spear' + fish1.

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