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 for Gar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gar \Gar\, v. t. [Of Scand. origin. See Gear, n.]
     To cause; to make. [Obs. or Scot.] --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gar \Gar\, n. [Prob. AS. g[=a]r 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.] (Zool.)
     (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.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Gar pike, or Garpike (Zool.), a large, elongated ganoid
        fish of the genus Lepidosteus, of several species,
        inhabiting the lakes and rivers of temperate and tropical
        America.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garfish \Gar"fish`\, n. [See Gar, n.] (Zool.)
     (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris); -- called
         also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone,
         gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide,
         sea needle, and sea pike.
     (b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus
         Tylosurus,+of+which+one+species+({T.+marinus">Tylosurus, of which one species ({T. marinus) is
         common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribb[ae]us, a very
         large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; --
         called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the
         European garfish are also applied to the American
         species.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gar
      n 1: primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard
           scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth [syn:
           gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus
           osseus]
      2: elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with
         long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters [syn:
         needlefish, gar, billfish]

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