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association formed by men who fought for the North during the American Civil War
Gar Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v.)
The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under Alligator), and Gar pike.
  
(v.)
Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See Garfish.
  
(n.)
To cause; to make.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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gar
\gar\ (?), n. [prob. as. gār dart, spear, lance. the name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. cf. goad, gore, v.] (zo?l.) (a) any slender marine fish of the genera belone and tylosurus. see garfish. (b) the gar pike. see alligator gar (under alligator), and gar pike.
gar
pike, or


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 silver gar 
 alligator gar 
 gar pike 
Irish Gaelic words and phrases
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gar = n. the ham; the shank
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needle-like teeth
(synonym) garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus
(hypernym) ganoid, ganoid fish
(member-holonym) Lepisosteus, genus Lepisosteus
2. elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
(synonym) needlefish, billfish
(hypernym) teleost fish, teleost, teleostan
(hyponym) timucu
(member-holonym) Belonidae, family Belonidae
Gar Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Gar Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Gars (or garpike) are members of the Lepisosteiformes (or Semionotiformes), an ancient order of ray-finned fish; fossils from this order are known from the late Cretaceous onwards. The family Lepisosteidae includes seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America and the Caribbean islands. Gars have elongated bodies that are heavily armored with ganoid scales, and fronted by similarly elongated jaws filled with long, sharp teeth. All the gars are relatively large fish, but the alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) is the largest, as specimens have been recorded up to in length. Unusually, their vascularised swim bladders can function as lungs, and most gars surface periodically to take a gulp of air. Gar flesh is edible and the hard skin and scales of gars are used by humans.

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Gar is a North American freshwater fish of the family Lepisosteidae.

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