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Definition of "gar" []

  • Any of several ganoid fishes of the family Lepisosteidae of fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America, having long narrow jaws, an elongated body, and a long snout. (noun)
  • A similar or related fish, such as the needlefish. Also called garfish, garpike. (noun)
  • Scots To cause or compel. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gar" in a sentence
  • "Just because a gar is of no use to you doesn't mean it has no use."
  • "Bin gar keine Russin, stamm 'aus Litauen, echt deutsch."
  • "Dismissed by some as a gamefish-devouring, muddy-water-dwelling trash species, the alligator gar is nonetheless heralded by a growing number of devotees as a premier sport fish — hard fighting, mean, and (in growing to 8 feet and 300 pounds) just about the biggest thing you're apt to encounter in inland waters."