Definition of garfish in English:

garfish

Syllabification: gar·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈgärˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or garfishes)

  • Any of a number of long, slender fish with elongated beaklike jaws containing sharply pointed teeth.
    • a marine fish (family Belonidae, in particular the common European Belone belone; also called needlefish or garpike).a freshwater fish (family Lepisosteidae and genus Lepisosteus; also called gar or garpike).
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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