Definition of garpike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːpʌɪk/

noun (plural same or garpikes)

Another term for garfish.
Example sentences
  • Once, she said, as she stood in shallow water in her high-necked, skirted, black bathing suit, a long-nosed garpike swam across her toes and startled her.
  • The alligator garpike cannot really be recommended as an aquarium fish because of its size.
  • Several species of garpike occur in marine waters, but these tend to be the giant species, and the small spotted garpike is normally only found in either fresh or slightly brackish water.


Late 18th century: from gar + pike1.

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