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

  Gar pike \Gar" pike`\ or Garpike \Gar"pike`\ (Zool.)
     See under Gar.
     [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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  garpike
      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]

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